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Archaeologists dig up rare medieval waterwheel in London

February 17, 2009

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a rare medieval tidal mill on the River Thames.

The discovery was made at Limehouse Reach in East London, where a team has been excavating peat soil on the foreshore at Greenwich Wharf, opposite the area known as Millwall on the Isle of Dogs.

It is remarkably well preserved in riverside peat deposits, archaeological experts from the Museum of London revealed today.

They believe it is the foundations of London’s earliest-found medieval tide-powered mill.

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