Cities of the Underworld

Season 1 Episode 8

London's Lost Cities

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 11, 2007 on The History Channel
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London's Lost Cities
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For thousands of years London has been among the most powerful cities in the world, below the busy streets and marketplaces another city hides--a city of Roman baths, secret crypts, lost rivers and indestructible bunkers that could hold up to 8,000 people.
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      • The London Bridge, built about 160 years ago in London, was transplanted in 1968 to Lake Havasu, Arizona.

      • London's efforts to curb the Black Death of 1665 actually helped to spread the disease. Thousands of suspect cats and dogs were destroyed, leaving plague-ridden rats to run rampant, killing over one-fifth of London's population.

      • Inhaling fumes while traveling on London's Tube for 40 minutes is the equivalent of smoking two cigarettes.

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      • Eric Geller: Look under London's busy streets and you'll find more than just dirt, you'll find another city. From forgotten underground rivers to an ancient Roman complex, two millennia of London's turbulent past are closer than you think. Lost bunkers, ancient churches and secret burial crypts are all hidden underground. And even London's most famous leader Winston Churchill had a top secret subterranean lair. We're peeling back the layers of time to reveal London's lost cities.

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