The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh's Legendary Undgerground City

The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh's Legendary Undgerground City

by Jan-Andrew Henderson
     
 

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Below Scotland's capital, hidden for almost two centuries, is a metropolis whose very existence was all but forgotten.

For almost 250 years, Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall. Unable to expand the city's boundaries, the burgeoning population built over every inch of square space. And when there was no more room, they began to dig down . . .

Overview

Below Scotland's capital, hidden for almost two centuries, is a metropolis whose very existence was all but forgotten.

For almost 250 years, Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall. Unable to expand the city's boundaries, the burgeoning population built over every inch of square space. And when there was no more room, they began to dig down . . .

Trapped in lives of poverty and crime, these subterranean dwellers existed in darkness and misery, ignored by the chroniclers of their time. It is only in the last few years that the shocking truth has begun to emerge about the sinister underground city.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780574493
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
1 MB

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