As most of you lovely folk will know, Olympic Park was formed to hold the Olympics in London in 2012. the feats of engineering and ingenuity at the park reflect how far humankind has come in the thousands of years that we have called London home. And during the building of Olympic Park, we actually got to meet and learn a lot more about the people that once called this part of London home.
As you know, Olympic Park has the River Lea flowing straight through it. The image of that river was beam all across the globe. It may have initiated some gut-feeling from many people watching the games. You see, the River Lea was a crucial part of London life for thousands of years. In fact, as Olympic Park was built, the archaeology that was found showed just how vital this river was to Londoners for tens of thousands of years.
Of course, this is true for anywhere. If a person has water, they can grow crops, and they can survive. However, the building of Olympic Park allowed us to see the relationship that our ancestors had with water over the years. We could see a fantastic taste of London life that has long been forgotten. So, Olympic Park was the home of one of the most significant sporting events in history. However, it was also home to some of the earliest Londoners on record too.