Victims of the Great Plague ‘discovered’ at Liverpool Street station

A mass burial site that may contain 30 victims of the Great Plague has been discovered in the City of London.

The skeletons were found during excavation of the Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street, which will serve the cross-London Crossrail line.

A headstone found nearby was marked 1665. Scientists hope to establish whether bubonic plague or some other pestilence was the cause of death.

The skeletons will be analysed by the Museum of London Archaeology.

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