3K Skeletons discovered in London

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LONDON – Archaeologists in London have begun digging up some 3,000 historic skeletons including those of plague victims from a burial ground that will become a new train station, the company in charge said.

A team of 60 researchers will work in shifts six days a week over the next month at the Bedlam burial ground to remove the centuries-old skeletons, which will eventually be re-buried at a cemetery east of London.

Crossrail, which is building a major new east-west train line in London, said the dig near Liverpool Street station was being carried out on its behalf by the Museum of London’s archaeology unit.

The company said in a statement that the bones would be tested to ”shed light on migration patterns, diet, lifestyle and demography” of Londoners at the time. (AFP)

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