18th-century plague victims uncovered in medieval cemetery

Published on August 24th, 2017 | by admin

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The remains of three people who may have died of plague have been uncovered at the site of a medieval cemetery in Poland.

Archaeologists discovered the remains of victims of the plague epidemic of the early 18th century during the excavations in ?ródka, Pozna?. Until now, scientists were only finding burials from the time of the first Piast dynasty in this area.

The discovery was made near Rondo ?ródka. For the past 20 years, archaeologists have been investigating a very extensive early-medieval necropolis from the end of the 10th – beginning of the 13th century. Its individual fragments are being discovered during the excavations conducted in connection with the construction planned in the area.

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Story: Science & Scholarship in Poland | Photo: P. Pawlak

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