Burial Ground Discovered in London May Be Victims of Black Death

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2013

Archaeologists working in central London have discovered a fourteenth-century burial ground that might contain victims of the Black Death. Thirteen skeletons have been uncovered lying in two carefully laid out rows on the edge of Charterhouse Square at Farringdon, and are believed to be up to 660 years old.

Historical records reference a burial ground in the Farringdon area that opened during the Black Death Plague in 1348. The limited written records suggest up to 50,000 people may have been buried in less than three years in the hastily established cemetery, with the burial ground used up until the 1500s.

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