Tag Archive: Museum of London

DNA Analysis of London Skeletons Reveal Secrets of Medieval Black Death

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As per latest report by archaeologists, molars taken from 25 skeletons unearthed during work on Crossrail in 2013 are proving helpful in revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death. Archeologists suspected that the skeletons of bones belonged to cemetery for plague victims. Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, cited that the bones…

Columbus Didn’t Sail Syphilis Back to Europe

Dozens of skeletons unearthed in London may provide the first solid evidence that syphilis did not sail into Europe with Christopher Columbus and his crew, announced researchers working on one of the largest excavations of skeletons ever undertaken in Britain. Dug out at the medieval cemetery of St. Mary Spital in East London, the skeletal…

Rare medieval artefact discovered on River Thames shore

A rare medieval roof finial which was found in the River Thames offers an insight into how London looked 600 years ago, experts have said. The object, which dates from the late 12th Century or 13th Century, is in the shape of an animal and would have embellished the ridges of tiled roofs. It is…