Mass Grave Discovered in London’s Central Rail

BY LESLIE HERNANDEZ

On March 15, 2013, a railway dig project in London resulted in the exhumation of a graveyard consisting of 13 skeletons, found 2.5 meters (8 feet) below the road in the Farringdon area of Central London. Researchers worked on the 16-billion-pound Cross rail project in order to dig more into the land’s records, only to find out that this very grave might just be holding the remains of some 50,000 people who were killed by the infamous strain of bubonic plague known as “the Black Death” which swept Europe over 650 years ago. In other words, “No Man’s Land”, as many call have come to call the area, was a cemetery that housed many of the victims of the plague, that killed about one-third of England’s population in 1348.

Scientists have now taken the bodies for experimentation to resolve any doubts or questions regarding the burial dates. This may be the second most significant discovery in England of late, following the recent discovery of the body of King Richard III.

So far, some three-hundred bodies have been exhumed near the Bedlem Hospital for the mentally ill.