Saturday, 16 March 2013

Gruesome Discovery

More skeletons were unearthed today, bringing the total to eighteen so far. Excavation taking place as part of the new crossrail project has slowed work down as archaeologists are brought in to remove the bones.  They are believed to be victims of the black plague seven hundred years ago.
The area was always thought to be a burial ground and so has not been disturbed in seven centuries.   The fact that the skeletons are in perfect condition and are neatly laid out in rows has the archaeologists beside themselves. 

Excavation continues carefully and slowly as it is believed there may be yet another layer of bodies under this latest find.

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is interesting to discover it in the middle of a city.

Stefan Jansson said...

Read about this in my morning paper during breakfast.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is such an exciting albeit gruesome find. No wonder the archeologists are thrilled...seriously I think I missed my vocation, would be the most fascinating career oui!
P.s. something for you on my post tomorrow :)

John said...

Another Richard III moment

Sharon said...

I've been hearing around these finds on the radio. The archeologists must be busy now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mo if you read my first comment you must be wondering what the heck I was talking about..sorry it's Mondays post I meant :)

Karine said...

Fascinating!

RedPat said...

I read about this in the paper this a.m.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

How absolutely fascinating. I can imagine how excited the archeologists are.

Mandy Southgate said...

That is very exciting indeed but a bit sad. Imagine coming to the worst of ends and being disturbed from your final resting place. This is the stuff zombie tales are made of.