A Conversation for The London Stone

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Post 1

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

I saw a TV programme about this last evening. I had never heard of it previously.

My questions is' has the stone ever een analysed and compared with any of the stones that make up the ancient cities of Troy, to see if it could have come from there?


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Post 2

coelacanth

Hi there! That's a good question. The Stone is made from oolite, which is a limestone. I don't know if the stones at Troy are made from it though.

I take it you watched the Peter Ackroyd programme? I love the way he talks and writes about London.
smiley - bluefish


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Post 3

coelacanth

I've done a little bit of looking online.

This transcript of a "Horizon" suggests the Troy stones were limestone http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2004/troytrans.shtml (7th para from the bottom to save reading it all).

So does this http://www.kultur.gov.tr/portal/arkeoloji_en.asp?belgeno=813

Whether they were oolite or not I can't find out.
smiley - bluefish



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Post 4

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Hi coelacanth, Thanks for the info. It was the Peter Ackroyd programme I watched and, as you say, he does a good presentation. I've never seen anything of his previously


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Post 5

coelacanth

I don't think he's on TV that much. Ackroyd is a writer, novelist and biographer. You can read the start of the book he wrote about London here: http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/books/story/0,10595,544933,00.html
smiley - bluefish


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