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Durham University

Special Collections

Palace Green Library Events

2000 years of life at 18-29 Claypath

30th November 2019, 10:20 to 1st June 2020, 17:00, Repeated daily until 30th November 2019, Museum of Archaeology

In 2016 and 2017, archaeologists moved into numbers 18-29 Claypath, to carry out investigation work on the site of the old cinema, snooker hall and garage in Durham City Centre. Visitors can discover evidence of 2000 years of life in Durham in this exhibition; from evidence of one Durham's first Iron Age resident to the medieval rubbish pits and 18th century street-front buildings.

Claypath was one of the three main streets leading through Clayport Gate to the market place in medieval Durham. The initial research showed the site had been occupied for over 800 years, but when archaeologists started they found that people had been living in the area for much longer. This exhibition will explore the work that archaeologists did and will showcase some of the fascinating finds from the excavation.

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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