Mass Medieval grave found in archaeology dig at Durham World Heritage Site

Mass Medieval GravesThe body count at a mass grave crammed with hastily-buried bodies, found by archaeologists investigating library grounds originally thought to have been part of the cemetery at Durham Cathedral, has risen from four to 18 skeletons.

Puzzled experts say the burial site, excavated during work on the £10 million enhancement of Palace Green Library, is geographically unusual.

“We have found clear evidence of a mass burial and not a normal group of graves,” says Richard Innis, a senior archaeologist at Archaeological Services Durham University.

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