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14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

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14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

[quote= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26770334]Skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations are Black Death victims from the great pandemic of the 14th Century, forensic tests indicate.
Their teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and their graves have been dated to 1348-50.
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Re: 14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

Wonderful, just when we thought we had buried that issue, they have to go and dig it up  Roll eyes
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Re: 14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

No truth in the rumour that Crossrail passengers will have to wear face masks?
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Re: 14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

they could turn it into a sort of ghost-train fairground ride  Shocked
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Re: 14th Century Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

Cross Rail also found a burial site for the  no-longer inmates of Bedlam.  It was awfully close to the investment banking site of Broadgate in London.
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