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'Black Death Pit' Unearthed By Crossrail Project

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed bodies believed to date from the time of the Black Death

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Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:16 am
Interesting. Thanks Marty.

John B (185)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:17 am
Thanks Marty for posting the link to the article by Jason Palmer. and the video. Very interesting to read that the DNA collected may given more info on the beginning stage of the "Black Death" pandemic. Read, viewed and noted.

cecily w (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:29 am
Very interesting! Thank you.

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:48 am
Noted, thanks.

Renee Paxton (2)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:05 am
i enjoyed this article

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:29 am
Bring out the dead. Bring out the dead. I wonder if it was a plague or just bad econ?

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:39 am
Noted, thanks.

Julie F (68)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:11 am

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:15 am
Thank you Marty.

g d c (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 11:48 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 1:17 pm
If the DNA can be extracted, does that mean there is potential for the Black Death to re-emerge?

Gene J (290)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 3:06 pm
I hope those digging are wearing masks!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:08 pm
Thanks, I hope we cannot catch it.

Marty P (149)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:57 pm
The black death still exists. Fleas carry it. You see warnings in the mountains every summer to watch for fleas on your pets if you have come across squirrels or chipmunks. It can be treated with antibiotics if caught early.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 8:51 pm
Interesting. A horrific period in history and part of it occurred because people back then were superstitious and killed off a lot of the cat population. This allowed far more of the rat populace to breed and spread the plague via the flea. The plague back then killed so many and it makes interesting reading when one has books covering that historical period.

Rebecca Y (26)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:42 am
Geez, can germs live for centuries? Do you think maybe they buried them very deep and all together for a reason? Are we stupid, or what? Seems like not a very good idea to dig them all up and expose everyone to that whole thing all over again. Didn't enough people die from it already! I can't believe that we humans just never learn! Like Jurassic Park was NOT a good idea!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:17 am
This is a part of our history

Judith Lammers (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:25 am
Very interesting!
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