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Black death burial ground discovered on Crossrail

Archaeologists have discovered a burial ground dating back to the 14th century that opened during the Black Death Plague.

Over the past two weeks Crossrail’s archaeologists uncovered 13 skeletons 2.5 metres below the road that surrounds the gardens in Charterhouse Square in Farringdon.

The skeletons are now being carefully excavated and taken to the Museum of London Archaeology for laboratory testing.

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  • Barry Walton

    Is this a bit like engineers removing spoil heaps? Presumably the skeletons were discovered by someone in a little or big yellow machine. Way back in time we discovered (courtesy of a big yellow machine) remains of folk buried under Pilgrim Street in Newcastle. One scull graced a drawing board until the City Archivist advised that the group had probably died of anthrax a somewhat persistent disease.

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