Burial ground for victims of the 1665 Great Plague excavated

March 10, 2015 6:47 PM

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Historians believe the area was used as a burial ground from 1569 to 1738, but now it must be dug up to accommodate the new Crossrail ticket hall at Liverpool Street station.

The remains will provide scientists a number of research opportunities, including a chance to further investigate the evolution of the bacteria that killed some 100,000 people in 1665 and 1666 -- nearly a quarter of London's population.

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