Perfectly Preserved Roman Eagle Found Buried Under The City Of London

This extraordinary sculpture of an eagle has been hidden underneath a street in London for 1,000 years since the Romans ruled Britain.

The carvings on the 26in high eagle were so well preserved that when it was initially discovered archaeologists thought it may be a much later copy rather than a genuine Roman relic.

However, experts at the Museum of London Archaeology confirmed that the sculpture dates from the 1st of 2nd century AD and is one of only two statues of its type known to exist. The other was found in Jordan in 1937.

Perfectly Preserved Roman Eagle Found Buried Under The City Of London

Via The Daily Mail