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Bedlam burial excavation nears completion

Crossrail Archaeology: Bedlam excavation nears completion
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Archaeologists began excavating over 3,000 skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street in the City of London in March 2015.

A team of 60 archaeologists worked in shifts, six days a week to remove skeletons and carefully record evidence for what may prove to be, in archaeology terms, London’s most valuable 16th and 17th-century cemetery site. The excavation was undertaken by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) on behalf of Crossrail.

This short video was captured toward the end of the Bedlam Burial Ground excavations, roughly 4 metres below ground.

The research, excavation and analysis of the Liverpool Street site is discussed by Alison Telfer, Senior Archaeologist (MOLA), who supervised the excavations at Liverpool Street and Don Walker, Senior Human Osteologist (MOLA).