The Massive Graveyard Found Underneath a London Underground Station When Crossrail Was Built

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jan 14, 2020
 

For almost 500 years the bodies of 20,000 people lay undisturbed underneath the streets in the very heart of London. But this is a city that demands constant change and excavations at Liverpool Street station for the state-of-the-art Crossrail project uncovered the remains.

The burial ground was mainly used for the city’s poorest inhabitants or those who died in hospitals such as the nearby infamous asylum Bedlam. During its use between 1570 and 1739, an estimated 20,000 people were buried there including numerous plague victims.

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