Medieval mass grave uncovered in Florence
Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks0
The dig found 60 bodies laid out head-to-toe in a manner that could indicate hasty burial and need to optimize space in view of many more deaths, possibly because of a fatal epidemic.
''The remains have been unearthed over five months, and bear no evidence of trauma'', said Tuscany Archeology Superintendent Andrea Pessina. ''We will conduct DNA and carbon-14 tests to determine the cause and time of death, as well as information on diet, pathologies, and work-related stresses at the time''.[Full story] Story: ANSAmed | Photo: Wikimedia Commons