Unearthed after seven centuries the 'Black Death' pit skeletons
For seven centuries they have lain beneath the feet of commuters in one of the busiest parts of central London.
Thirteen skeletons, lying in two neat rows, 2.4m beneath a road in Farringdon, have been unearthed by excavations for London's Crossrail project.
The remains, which were found in a 5.5m-wide shaft at the edge of Charterhouse Square in Farringdon, are thought to be victims of The Black Death.
Builders working on the £15bn Crossrail project uncovered the bodies alongside pottery dating from the mid-14th Century.
Experts believe that the skeletons' arrangement in two neat rows suggests they date from the earlier period of the plague, before it became a pandemic and before bodies were thrown randomly into mass graves.....Read more