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Monday, 2 July 2012

Crossrail archaeology dig gives us a glimpse into old London


A skeleton, ancient jewellery, medieval ice-skates and other artifacts unearthed during excavations for Crossrail are to go on show to the public.

Archaeologists say the finds — about 100 of which will go on display — offer a glimpse into ancient London and the capital’s industrial history.

The skeleton is one of up to 4,000 found in a site underneath Liverpool Street that was used for about 200 years from 1569 as the burial ground for local residents and patients from St Bethlehem Hospital — known as Bedlam.

Archaeologists have already unveiled 300 burials, many only five feet below street level. The bodies will be moved to a City of London cemetery prior to the completion of the £14.8 billion train line.

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