Archaeologists who are excavating the “black death” pit site believe the area has been untouched since the 14th century, and is one of many graves that were used to bury bodies of those who died from the grisly death of the plague.
“We will be undertaking scientific tests on the skeletons over the coming months to establish their cause of death, whether they were plague victims from the 14th century or later London residents, how old they were and perhaps evidence of who they were,” lead archaeologist, Jay Carver, adding that the find was a “highly significant discovery.”
Researchers also found pottery with the skeletons that dates back to before the year 1350. History records show that a place called “no man’s island” was established in 1348 somewhere in the Farringdon area. It was in this place that 50,000 “black death” victims were said to be laid to rest in pits, or graves. Until now, the area has never been found.
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