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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…

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.

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.

The skeletal remains of four pre-Incan 'mummies' (pictured) who were part of a civilisation that lived up to 1,000  years ago in Peru have been unearthed at an ancient ceremonial site in Lima, Peru. Archaeologists said the bodies appear to have been wrapped in textiles and buried in a seated position looking out to sea

Mystery of the 1,000-year-old seated 'mummies' who predate the Inca

The skeletal remains of four pre-Incan 'mummies' (pictured) who were part of a civilisation that lived up to 1,000 years ago in Peru have been unearthed at an ancient ceremonial site in Lima, Peru. Archaeologists said the bodies appear to have been wrapped in textiles and buried in a seated position looking out to sea

About 8,000 Terracotta Warriors, which are life-size statues of infantryman, cavalry, archers, charioteers and generals, were buried in three pits less than a mile to the northeast of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor.~~tko

About 8,000 Terracotta Warriors, which are life-size statues of infantryman, cavalry, archers, charioteers and generals, were buried in three pits less than a mile to the northeast of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor.~~tko

The remains of a castle beneath a Gloucester prison basketball court

Archaeologists discover royal castle under prison basketball court

Humans arrived in North America 2,500 years earlier than thought  Stone tools have been found in sediments 15,500 years old, before the Clovis people are thought to have arrived in America

First humans arrived in Britain 250,000 years earlier than thought

Humans arrived in North America 2,500 years earlier than thought Stone tools have been found in sediments 15,500 years old, before the Clovis people are thought to have arrived in America

The Dx Groove: Necropolis Unearthed Beneath Instanbul's Pera

The Dx Groove: Necropolis Unearthed Beneath Instanbul's Pera

English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Death  The burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plague  By Danny Lewis smithsonian.com  December 2, 2016

English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Death

English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Death The burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plague By Danny Lewis smithsonian.com December 2, 2016

Archaeologists Rescue Huge Iron Age Cemetery from Road Project.  Discovered two years ago during construction of the nation's North-South Highway, the site, located near the Armenian capital city of Yerevan, holds hundreds of graves and perhaps 1500 people.

Archaeologists Rescue Huge Iron Age Cemetery from Road Project

Archaeologists Rescue Huge Iron Age Cemetery from Road Project. Discovered two years ago during construction of the nation's North-South Highway, the site, located near the Armenian capital city of Yerevan, holds hundreds of graves and perhaps 1500 people.

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