Tuesday, 10 March 2015

In central London, Archaeologists excavate Bedlam burial ground

 

More than 3,000 skeletons are being excavated from a burial ground used during the period of the Great Plague in 1665.

The Bedlam burial ground is at the site of the new Liverpool Street station that will serve the cross-London Crossrail line.
Used from 1569 to at least 1738, the burial site was also known as Bethlehem and the New Churchyard.