Archaeologists in London have begun digging up some 3,000 skeletons including those of victims of the Great Plague from a burial ground that will become a new train station, the company in charge said. A team of 60 researchers will work in shifts six days a week over the next month at the Bedlam burial ground to remove the ancient skeletons, which will eventually be re-buried at a cemetery near London. Crossrail, which is building a new east-west train line in London, said the dig near…
Bedlam. The latest discoveries from workers on the Crossrail project include the remains of the Bedlam asylum, and evidence of people living on the River Thames some 9,000 years ago. Archaeologists have been poring over the human remains found near the Liverpool Street site, which was the location of a burial street beside Bedlam, the psychiatric hospital which was once on Bishopsgate. Also, the remains of a Roman road, which may have crossed the nearby lost River Walbrook.
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