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Footage shows 'Black Death' pit unearthed by Crossrail

Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed bodies believed to date from the time of the Black Death.

A burial ground was known to be in an area outside the City of London, but its exact location remained a mystery.

Thirteen bodies have been found so far in the 5.5m-wide shaft at the edge of Charterhouse Square, alongside pottery dated to the mid-14th Century.

Osteologist Don Walker explains the significance of the find.

  • 15 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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