Follow a team of archaeologists and forensic investigators as they unearth an old graveyard behind an abandoned Victorian prison in one of North America’s largest cities.
Buried beneath what is now a parking lot are the skeletal remains of 15 men who went to the gallows between 1880 and 1932. Who were these men? What were their crimes? How did they spend their last days? And why were they buried and forgotten for so many years?
The only clues the archaeologists have to work on are a yellowed-map that marks ‘Murderer’s Row’, newspaper accounts of the executions and a list of 34 men who met their end on Canada’s “death row.” The period in which they died was an era of mass migration, so the condemned men come from countries like Poland, Russia, Greece, Syria, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Using CSI style science blended with field archaeology, documentary and historical recreations, Hangman’s Graveyard brings these men back to life and offers a fascinating glimpse into the grim world of crime and punishment from a past era.
Episodes : 1
Runtime : 60 mins
Definition : HD
Production Company : A Ballinran Entertainment production for History Television
YOP : 2010
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