London’s Lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery

London’s Lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery

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Recent archaeology reveals life and death in London’s most turbulent century.

Engineers from Crossrail – Europe’s largest construction project – uncover a graveyard lost for 300 years.  20,000 people  from the 17th century are buried here – and these aren’t London’s rich; they’re the poor, the rebels, the outcasts from London’s most dynamic and turbulent years. Now archaeological investigation, and new historical research reveals the surprising  life stories of these ordinary Londoners.