"At this early stage, the depth of burials, the pottery found with the skeletons and the way the skeletons have been set out, all point towards this being…Read More »
part of the 14th-century emergency burial ground," said lead Crossrail archaeologist Jay Carver in a statement, referring to the "no man's land" burial ground. Less «
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Under a road
The remains were found in an 18-foot-diameter (5.5 meters) shaft about 8 feet (2.5 m) below the road around Charterhouse Square gardens, near to the former Carthusian Monastery.
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In addition to the skeletal findings, archaeologists also hope to find Roman artifacts as they dig deeper.
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Another look at the skeletal remains likely from Black Death victims from the 14th century.
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1348 Black Death
In addition to this recently unearthed 1348 Black Death burial ground (shown here), another one was discovered in the 1980s in east Smithfield, where more…Read More »
than 600 skeletons were removed for analyses. Less «
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