Friday 15 March 2013

Bring out your dead!

Construction workers building tunnels for Crossrail beneath the City of London have unearthed a medieval plague pit. And it seems that the dead bodies are piling up:
While the fast-train project promised to relieve congestion in the capital, work on Crossrail has now turned up so many bodies that archaeologists at the Museum of London admit that storage is becoming a problem.
Fortunately, there is little danger of bubonic plague breaking out again. Even so, the Daily Mail will have a field day. Instead of one its customary cancer scares, there will probably soon be a headline that says:
Will Crossrail give you black death?

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