Builders find Black Death burial pit in London

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Black Death pit

Excavations for a big new railway project in London 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 was a mystery.

Thirteen bodies have been found so far, as well as pottery dating from the mid-14th Century.

Archaeologists say that analysing the skeletons will shed light on the plague and its effect on Londoners of the day.