Bodies unearthed at medieval mental hospital site
Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Admin0
Here they’ve found a burial site close to the St Bethlehem hospital – which was the world’s first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illnesses. I’m told it’s where the word “bedlam” originates.
On the map here it’s called “Bethlehem Church Yard”
There could be hundreds, if not thousands, of skeletons under the road. Slowly with trowels, the archaeologists are uncovering them.
We clearly saw three skeletons twisted and distorted after hundreds of years underground.
Story: Tom Edwards, BBC News | Photo: Crossrail