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PLAGUE PIT, Black Death mass grave with dozens of bodies unearthed after 700 years


Analysis of a medieval mass grave has confirmed that the 48 individuals inside died during the Black Death in the UK. The ancient pit was discovered in Thornton Abbey Lincolnshire and dates back to the 14th century. This discovery is being labelled as nationally important because it provides fresh insight into how the deadly pandemic…