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The Archaeology of Crossrail and the history of London

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history.

Explore 8,000 years of human history, from Mesolithic tool makers, to the Great Plague of 1665, to the engineering wonders of Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project at Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands. The free exhibition runs from February 10 to September, 3 2017.

For more, read Excavating Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, and London’s Big Dig Reveals Amazing Layers of History at National Geographic.

Next: 40,000 years of London history created with papercraft and Building a Class 345 railcar for the Elizabeth line. Bonus: More tunnels.

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