Saturday, March 16, 2013

Black Death” plague graves unearthed in London

Black Death Graves
The Black Death
A mass grave has been discovered in London which might hold the remains of some 50,000 people killed by the “Black Death” plague in the 12th century.

Historical records described the area as a “no man’s land” which 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.
So far thirteen skeletons laid out in two neat rows have been discovered about 8 feet below the road.

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