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Rare 1,900-year-old sculpture found near Aldgate station

29 October 2013 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

The latest piece of Roman history to be unearthed at a London building site has been described as an exceptional find.

The statue, which shows an eagle with a serpent in its beak, has been hailed by experts as one of the finest artefacts ever unearthed in Britain.

It was found on the building site of a hotel near Aldgate tube station.

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