Bones of suspected plague victims unearthed in playground

Started by gash, May 19, 2016, 01:04:35 pm

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Nine sets of remains discovered in the grounds of an Edinburgh school following an earlier find.

Nine skeletons believed to date back to the 17th century have been unearthed under a school playground.

An archaeological excavation is under way in the grounds of St Mary's RC Primary in Leith, Edinburgh, after ancient remains were found at Easter.

Now a further nine skeletons - including one of a small child - have since been discovered within individual coffins.

The major dig was launched following the discovery of an individual skeleton over the Easter school holidays during work on an extension.

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