Read on for bone architecture, black plagues, and a mummy who wants to shake your hand.Paris, France Population: 6 million Since the founding of the city, Parisians had been burying their dead in the middle of town, which led to an untenable situation: In the spring of 1780, heavy rains wrecked a burial mound at the overcrowded Les Innocents cemetery, sending a wave of decaying corpses tumbling into the building next door. Shut down all of Paris’s graveyards and transfer all the bodies to an extensive network of underground tunnels left behind by 13th-century limestone miners—a task that took 12 years to complete.
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PBS described the series as, “Based on true stories, the new drama follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War.
Mary Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a willful young Confederate belle, collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war.
All of these elements come together in Alexandria’s Mansion House Hospital — a dysfunctional and unpredictable world filled with conflict and passion.
Our characters (many based on real people) are colorful, complicated and completely relatable.