An Amazing Stop-Motion Paper Animation That Reconstructs 40,000 Years of London History

After a construction site for the new Crossrail system unearthed a bounty of artifacts from London’s very hearty past, the video team at National Geographic created an amazing stop-motion paper animation that recreates 40,000 years of the city’s history, era by era.

Thousands of artifacts have been unearthed as a result of the construction of the new Crossrail transportation system in London. These paper animations will take you on a journey through the city’s history—from the Stone Age to the present day.