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.


Full story  :  http://stv.tv/news/east-central/1354536-bones-of-suspected-plague-victims-unearthed-in-playground/
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