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Six hundred year old Black Death skeletons unearthed

30 March 2014 Last updated at 13:54 BST

Skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations have been found to be Black Death victims from the great disease of the 14th Century.

The remains may be part of a massive emergency burial pit where thousands of plague victims were left 600 years ago.

Lead archaeologist Jay Carver says the find "solves a 660-year-old mystery".

"This discovery is a hugely important step forward in documenting and understanding Europe's most devastating pandemic," he said.