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Uncovering Boston's history

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It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.

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Featured archaeological digs

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Boston Latin School

Archaeologists surveyed the front yard of Old City Hall to find evidence of the 1635 Boston Latin School.

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Malcolm X House

Archaeologists conducted a survey at the landmark-designated Malcolm X- Ella Little-Collins House.

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Old North Crypt

Archaeologists conducted a dig in the crypt at Old North Church in the North End.

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Note from the Archives: Boston's two birthdays

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Notes from the Archives: On this day in 1931, Leonard Nimoy is born in Boston's West End

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100 years ago today: Molasses crashes through Boston's North End

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Boston Tourism partners to re-enact 1768 landing of British Redcoats in Boston

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