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Crossrail project unearths Black Death burials

Excavations for London's Crossrail project have uncovered bodies dating back to the time of the Black Death. Thirteen bodies have been found so far in the 5.5m-wide shaft at the edge of Charterhouse Square, alongside pottery dated to the mid-14th Century. Analysis will shed light on the plague and the Londoners of

London Crossrail construction unearthes shipyard

A London shipyard which closed in 1912 has been uncovered by construction work on the London Crossrail. The HMS Warrior, the world's first all-iron warship was completed at the site in October 1861 and was the largest, fastest, most heavily-armed and most heavily-armoured warship in the world. The company also set up

Ancient bones discovered at planned London Crossrail site

Human remains have been discovered in an exploratory borehole close to the planned Farringdon Crossrail station in central London, halting construction. “We found a body — or at least some human bones — last week,” said a Crossrail spokesman. “The Museum of London has taken it away to see how old