Archeologists Unearth 1,300 Skeletons

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Archeologists Unearth 1,300 Skeletons

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LONDON - A large medieval cemetery containing around 1,300 skeletons has been discovered in the central English city of Leicester, archaeologists said Tuesday.

The bones were found during a dig before the site is developed as part of a 350 million-pound ($630 million) shopping mall.

University of Leicester archaeologists say the find promises to shed new light on the way people lived and died in the Middle Ages.

"We think, probably outside London, this must be one of the largest parish graveyards ever excavated," said Richard Buckley, director of University of Leicester Archaeology Services.

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It's interesting how much they can learn from old skeletons.
By YCON: posted on 25-1-2006








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