Discovery of skeletons from the Black Death Plague

Archaeologists in London have discovered a lost burial ground during excavations for the  new Crossrail project in London which might hold the bodies of some 50,000 people who were killed by the “Black Death” plague more than 650 years ago.

A scene of the Black Death
A scene of the Black Death

Thirteen skeletons, laid out in two careful rows, were found 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) below the road in the Farringdon area of central London  during construction of the £16 billion pound Crossrail project.

Historical records had indicated the area, described as a “no man’s land”, had once housed a hastily established cemetery for victims of the bubonic plague which killed about a third of England’s population following its outbreak in 1348.There’s more on the BBC website

 

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