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London skeletons reveal the 'Black Death'

Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims, according to laboratory tests.

Thousand-year-old dental plaque unearthed

Plaque on the teeth of a 1,000-year-old skeleton has been found and it contains biological material. Containing a high concentration of genetic material and numerous pathogens, this is the oldest biological material yet recovered.

Medieval mass grave found in Florence

Dozens of skeletons have been found close to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and, according to archaeologists the medieval mass grave may stretch underneath the renowned museum.

Medieval 'vampire' skeletons unearthed in Bulgaria

Archaeologists say they have found two medieval remains of the dead pinned down to their graves through the chests with iron rods, a practice widely used in Europe up until the first decade of the 20th century to stop the dead from becoming vampires.

Two infant skeletons found in old building

Los Angeles - Two infant skeletons have been found wrapped in newspaper in the basement of a 1920s building in Los Angeles, California.

Eternal embrace? Couple still hugging 5,000 years later

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other.

Neanderthals May Have Turned to Cannibalism in Attempt to Survive

Starvation and cannibalism were part of everyday life for a population of Neanderthals living in northern Spain 43,000 years ago, a study suggests.
 

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A female Roman skeleton found in southern Britain. 150 Roman graves were discovered recently in Cant...
A female Roman skeleton found in southern Britain. 150 Roman graves were discovered recently in Canterbury, southern England 2011
Fred Roberts