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500 skeletons found at London construction site

The remains of more than 500 individuals, some of which date back to medieval times, have been uncovered at a construction site in south-east London.

Archaeologist Chris Constable said a range of burial types have been found from stacked graves where the poor were buried in stacked coffins, to 25 crypts for use by wealthy families.

He said: “The churchyard is likely to have been here since at least 1086, if not earlier.”

The burial ground was in use during the middle of the 1800s when the London suburb was one of the most densely populated.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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