On Saturday 5th March 2016 the Pop Up Museum is opening at the Museum of Oxford, St Aldates. The Gallery will be packed with all the small finds from the Greyfriars excavations, including writing styli and intricate book clasps. The exhibition will take you through the lost suburb of St Ebbes before the Westgate Centre and why archaeologists are on the site now. Go back 10,000 years to the gravel terraces that the Westgate is built on and the ox skeleton that we excavated, and then carry on through to the Greyfriars excavations with the amazing waterlogged wood and leather finds that are 'as rare as gold' and a chance to see evidence of how the Greyfriars lived in the 13th century. On show will be finds and photographs from the previous excavations in the 1960s and 70s and you can also hear what it is like to work on the excavations from archaeologists past and present.

 

 


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