Plague victims found underneath Uffici Museum
Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks1
A centuries-old burial pit packed with the bodies of probable plague victims has been discovered by chance near the Uffizi Galleries in Florence.
Workers who were digging the foundations for a new lift for an annex to the world-famous art galleries stumbled on the ancient cemetery, which contains at least 60 skeletons and dates to the fourth or fifth century AD.
Story: Nick Squires, The Telegraph | Photo: AFP/Getty Images