Remains Dug from Japan Mass Grave Suggest Epidemic in 1800s

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 27, 2020

Archaeologists have dug up the remains of more than 1,500 people, many of them believed to have died in an epidemic, who were buried in a 19th century mass grave that is being excavated for a city development project in Osaka in western Japan.

Officials at the Osaka City Cultural Properties Association studying the remains said Wednesday that they believe they are of young people who died in the late 1800s.

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I found that story very interesting its surprising what you find when you dig a hole.


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