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1 Excavation in 2010 at Assistens cemetery in the neighbourhood of Nørrebro, Copenhagen (Photograph by Sian Anthony) noted in a pre-excavation museum statement, priority was given to keeping the daily work unpublicized (Andersen and Zander 2009: 9). The principle of keeping a low profile manifested itself in several ways. Firstly, this excavation was one of many undertaken in the city for the metro project. However, Assistens was specifically not advertised, in contrast to the publicity afforded the other sites.

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