Over 5,000 human remains reveal part of London's history

Over 5,000 human remains reveal part of London's history

In June of last year an archaeological investigation began at the entrance to Liverpool Street Crossrail station, where they investigated the large number of people buried between the 16th and 17th centuries. After almost a year they have already begun to publish results and they lots of information about the 3,000 skeletons found belonging to a rather dark and tumultuous time in the city of London.

According to Dr. John Lamb, one of those responsible for the excavation, an astrologer and advisor to the 1st Duke of Buckingham were found, who was stoned to death outside a theater in 1628, having been accused of rape and of practicing the arcane arts of black magic.

Another reason for the death of so many people was the attack of the dreaded plague, which also ravaged the city for several years. Several workers discovered a tombstone, that of a certain Mary Godfree, where it says that he died in September 1665 due to the great plague, the name by which the plague was also known.

For his part, Jay Carver, chief archaeologist, assured that the investigation is taking them to know one of the darkest moments in the history of the city of London. People they have encountered lived through hardships such as civil wars or the plague, but were also able to attend Shakespeare's plays, to the great fire that wiped out much of the city or even the birth of modern industry.

To this day More than 10,000 different artifacts have been found that span some 55 million years of the city's history through some 40 excavations, an achievement that is providing infinite data of great historical value.

With so much information waiting to be discovered, the team of archaeologists can do nothing but work and continue to unearth that part of the city's history. All this is under the supervision of the Museum of Archeology in London and when the thousands of skeletons have been analyzed, you will have a wide knowledge about the life and death of early modern Londoners.

It is already expected that in the next excavation different medieval and Roman artifacts are discoveredthat can help rebuild centuries of history. For that reason and because in this country they value their past as it should be, there is already an important budget line for the investigations to continue, something of which many countries should take an example and not forget their past.

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