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On its own, this was not enough evidence to confirm a burial ground.

Once laboratory analysis of the bones has been completed, the skeletons will be treated in accordance with our license from the Ministry of Justice.During the past two weeks, Crossrail’s archaeologists uncovered 23 skeletons 2.5 metres below the road that surrounds the gardens in Charterhouse Square.The depth of the burials, the pottery dated up until 1350 found in the graves and the layout of the skeletons all point to the likelihood that these skeletons were buried in Charterhouse Square during the Black Death Plague around 1349.Find out why we use cookies and how to manage your settings.Archaeologists working on the UK’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, have discovered an historical burial ground in central London.These are not the first skeletons found on the Crossrail project, with archaeologists already uncovering more than 300 burials at the New Cemetery near the site of the Bedlam Hospital at Liverpool Street from the 1500s to 1700s. The skeletons have been found 2.5 metres below the road.

Archaeologists also hope to find Roman artefacts as they dig deeper.

The 16 Century historian John Stow stated that more 150,000 victims of the Black Death were buried in London.

According to Stow, there was a burial ground in Farringdon known as ‘No Man’s Land’ which was established in 1348, and was subsequently used to bury more than 50,000 victims of the Black Death.

It is thought that the burial ground at Charterhouse continued in use as the monastery developed through to the mid-16 The Farringdon site is the latest find made as part of the UK’s largest archaeology programme taking place across more than 40 Crossrail worksites.

Among the other artefacts that have been found are, the UK’s largest piece of amber ever discovered, bones from huge prehistoric animals that roamed the iced-covered London plains and items used by humans during the Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval times.

When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city.