Saturday, March 16, 2013

13 skeletons are found in Black Death pit under Farringdon - and there could be 50,000 more - London - News - London Evening Standard

Unexpected ancillary benefits to infrastructure project: furthering knowledge!
These are not the first skeletons found on the Crossrail projects, with archaeologists already uncovering more than 300 at a known burial ground at Liverpool Street in London that dates from the 1500s to 1700s. That burial ground was located near the Bedlam Hospital.
Archaeologists also hope to find Roman artefacts as they dig deeper at the Farringdon site.
Once the archaeologists have finished their work, Crossrail excavators will dig the shaft down to around 65ft (19.8m) with the site to be used to support tunnelling works.
I like this project even more now.

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