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14th-century plague bodies unearthed at London station

14th-century plague bodies unearthed at London station

作者:丰绋坜  时间:2017-10-16 01:02:15  人气:

Read more: Click here to read a longer version of this story IF YOU find yourself in central London, consider this: beneath your feet there may well be human remains. On the edge of Charterhouse Square, engineers digging an access tunnel for the Crossrail railway project have uncovered 12 skeletons. Historical documents suggest that, in response to the Black Death sweeping Europe in the 14th century, the then-lord mayor of London ordered an emergency burial ground to be prepared at the site. “Our evidence suggests these are burials associated with that period and therefore that these are people buried during the emergency Black Death period,” says archaeologist Jay Carver,