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