500-year-old cemetery found in path of new tram line in Scotland
Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Admin1
It soon became clear that it was not one isolated burial. There were around 290 skeletons lying just outside the churchyard at South Leith Parish Church. Archaeologists believe they are part of a former graveyard, attached to an earlier church on the same site. They have lain undisturbed for more than 500 years, even when what is now Constitution Street was built over them in 1790.