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300-year-old Jewish Ghetto unearthed in Amsterdam

Construction work in central Amsterdam has uncovered remains of a 17th century slum on Valkenburger Street. “People who lived here were so poor that they had no infrastructure,” said Jerzy Gawronski, a municipal archaeologist whom the construction crew called upon after unearthing a matrix of narrow pathways, not broader than three

Manchester construction reveals Victorian slum

Construction work in Manchester has unearthed the 19th century homes of Angel Meadow, Manchester's filthiest slum. At the height of the Industrial Revolution, this small area on a slope off Miller Street in the city centre had more than 20,000 inhabitants and was described as ‘hell on earth’ by the social