Bodies beneath Queen Victoria Market could unearth treasures from our past

Started by gash, May 03, 2016, 07:43:34 am

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A Melbourne archaeologist wants experts to be allowed to examine bodies certain to be unearthed during the $250 million Queen Victoria Market revamp.

Gary Vines, an archaeologist with heritage consultant Biosis, said it would be a shame if archaeological digs were prevented.

Experts have confirmed that thousands of bodies lie buried beneath the market in the Old Melbourne Cemetery, at a rate of about one every 2.15 square metres

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