Crossrail works in front of Broadgate

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Crossrail’s blue hoardings across Liverpool Street

Crossrail’s blue hoardings across Liverpool Street (the hoardings may be down now - but you can still recognise the area in which the excavations took place)

 

 

 

Skeleton, perhaps of a former Bedlam inmate, dug up from Liverpool Street by Crossrail

Skeleton, perhaps of a former Bedlam inmate, dug up from Liverpool Street by Crossrail

 

“Repressed material not only escapes destruction, it also has a permanent tendency to re-emerge into consciousness. It does so by more or less devious routes.”

(Laplanche, J. & Pontalis, J.B. [1967] (1988). The Language of Psychoanalysis. Karnac Books, London. P.398.)

 

Map of the sites of Crossrail excavations superimposed on to Rocque’s map of 1746. The excavation under Liverpool Street is represented by the right upper red box.

Map of the sites of Crossrail excavations superimposed on to Rocque’s map of 1746. The excavation under Liverpool Street is represented by the right upper red box where the map says "Bethlem Burying Ground".

“…a thing which has not been understood inevitably reappears; like an unlaid ghost, it cannot rest until the mystery has been solved and the spell broken.”

Freud, Sigmund (1986) [1909]. ‘Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy’. In The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume X, Standard Edition, p.122. Hogarth Press Limited, UK.

 

Click here for more information about Archaeology at Crossrail Liverpool Street site.

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