12 Skeletons Discovered in London Street
12 skeletons were found carefully arranged 8 ft below during the excavation work in a £14.8bn Crossrail project in a road between Farringdon and Barbican Tube stations in London.
After a handful discovery of the Dead Body of King Richrad III of England, is the discovery of 12 remains that will help and understand more about the England History.
The dead bodies are believed to have been from among the millions of Briton who died from a viral disease that swept a large population in Europe also known as the Black Death of 1348.
It also believe what lies beneath the busy street of London is a an Emergency mass grave with a pile of carefully arranged dead bodies placed side by side in uniforms rows and hands folded across the torso.
“This is a highly significant discovery and at the moment we are left with many questions that we hope to answer. We will be undertaking scientific tests on the skeletons to establish their cause of death, whether they were plague victims from the 14th century or later residents, how old they were and perhaps evidence of who they were. However, at this early stage all points towards this being part of the 14th-century emergency burial ground” Said by Jay Carver lead archaeologist of Crossrail project.
Scientist and archaeologist are working together to test the DNA of the found bone fragments to find out what is exactly the cause of death. Once the test is complete they will reburied the skeletons in a cemetery.
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