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

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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…

Ancient well discovery sheds light on city’s medieval past

Archaeologists have unearthed a medieval well over 3m (9ft) deep which had lain undiscovered for over 800 years. The University of Sheffield’s archaeological consultancy firm ARCUS made the unexpected find in Sheffield’s city centre. The discovery was made during the team’s excavation at Carmel House on Fargate in Sheffield city centre, as part of the…