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Bodies unearthed at medieval mental hospital site

A mass burial in London has been found at the former site of a medieval mental hospital. Here they've found a burial site close to the St Bethlehem hospital - which was the world's first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illnesses. I'm told it's where the word "bedlam" originates. On

Ethnic cleansing filled mass grave of Vikings

Analysis of mass grave found underneath a building at Oxford college has revealed that it is filled with the executed bodies of Vikings; victims of ethnic cleansing. Experts were mystified when they discovered a mass grave beneath a quadrangle a St John's College, St Giles, in 2008, reports the Oxford

Holocaust mass grave found in Romania

A mass grave containing the bodies of 100 Jews has been discovered in a Romanian forest. The find in a forest near the town of Popricani, about 350 kilometers (220 kilometers) northeast of Bucharest, contains the bodies of men, women and children who were shot in 1941, the Elie Wiesel

Mass grave of Irish immigrants reveals hints of violence

The remains of 57 Irish immigrants have been found in a mass grave in Pennsylvania. It was believed that they succumbed to cholera, but the bones show evidence of murder. Two skulls unearthed at a probable mass grave near Philadelphia this month showed signs of violence, including a possible bullet

Reburial planned for fallen WWI soldiers

The bodies of over 400 troops buried in a mass grave in Northern France will get the heroe's burial they deserve. Twelve men from the Cameron Highlanders, with 15 soldiers with Scottish connections, are among the 400 Australian and British troops exhumed from their World War I resting place in a

Underage WWI soldier’s remains recovered from mass grave

The remains of 15-year-old James Gorden, a boy who lied about his age to enlist, may have been found amoungst hundreds of remains in a mass grave in Fromelles, France. Forensic archaeologist Richard Wright, an adviser to Oxford Archaeology, which is carrying out the archaeological work for the project, said telltale