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“How Corpses Helped Shape the London Underground”

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Posted January 6, 2014

‘In her excellent and morbidly fascinating book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, author Catharine Arnold describes in detail the subterranean presence of corpses found throughout the British capital. To no small extent, she makes clear, dead bodies were basically buried everywhere, to the point that, as Arnold pithily states, ‘London is one giant grave.”’ More about London’s underground of doom and a link to news about skulls discovered during construction on Mexico City’s subway system here.

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