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    DescriptionFor over a hundred years people had searched for the Roman amphitheatre of London. In 1988, during a dig at the City's medieval Guildhall, the astonishing discovery was made. The curving stone walls of the arena and timber beams for the seating tiers confirmed that the gladiators' place of spectacle - lost for over 1500 years - had finally been found. The amphitheatre lay abandoned for centuries until - when little more than a hollow in the landscape - it became the site of a Viking trading settlement. The dig revealed some of the most complete remains of 11th-century timber houses to be found anywhere in Europe - showing how London thrived under King Cnut and the Danes. These simple buildings gave way to the first Guildhall, which evolved into a complex building at the political and economic heart of the medieval City. Gladiators at the Guildhall tells a tale of archaeological discovery, and of a place that resounds with the clash of Roman gladiators, the clamour of vikings bartering with merchants from Byzantium, and the chanting of medieval priests as Dick Whittington is elected mayor for the third time.

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    Gladiators at the Guildhall
    The Story of London's Roman Amphitheatre and Medieval Guildhall
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Bateman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 92
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781901992199
    ISBN 10: 1901992195

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS037010
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    DC21: 936.21
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    DC22: 942.101
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    Illustrations note
    col pls and illus throughout
    Museum of London Archaeology
    Imprint name
    Museum of London Archaeology Service
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
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