Sunday, 30 October 2011

York Through the Ages

This excavated bank showing the street level of the city at intervals during the last 2000 years is tucked away in a little visited corner of the Museum Gardens. Pity really as does help to give a sense of what must be buried beneath our feet.  

The four banks are Roman, Dark Ages, Norman and Mediaeval and level of each bank is around 1 metre below the next. Current street level is at the top of the Mediaeval bank.


  1. Fabulous! It is hard to imagine things so old.

  2. I love this. I have a little booklet about York. I can't remember where I got it. That, and your blog, make me want to visit.

  3. I agree RedPat, the Time Bank really does help illustrate how the city has been formed over the centuries. Literally building on what has gone before.

    Petrea, glad you are enjoying the virtual tour for now and maybe thinking about planning a future visit. I promise I don't work for the local tourist board!


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