The Roman road

The Roman road found on the site is probably part of the street that ran along the approximate line of present-day Fenchurch Street from the east gate of the Roman city at Aldgate to the administrative centre at the forum.
 
The road is made up of a series of compacted gravel layers. At least four successive surfaces, made of larger pebbles and worn smooth with wear, can be identified. A Roman coin dating to the later 1st century AD has been found beneath the road: it is hoped that further excavation will tell us more about the age and use of the road.
 
A section through the Roman RoadA section through the Roman Road