20 skulls found under London street
Construction workers accidently hit archeological trove of Roman era skulls, speculated from rebellion against Roman rule in 1st century AD
Construction workers in London
have made an "unexpected and fascinating discovery" during work on the city's billion pound Crossrail project.
Around 20 Roman skulls have been unearthed by tunnellers working beneath Liverpool Street Station, where the historic River Walbrook flows, the Daily Mail reported.
Working under the direction of Crossrail's archaeologists, the construction workers carefully removed the human skulls and Roman pottery.
Construction worker at dig
They were found buried in clusters in the sediment of the historic tributary.
The find led to the speculation the skulls found were heads decapitated by Queen Boudicca's army during the rebellion against Roman
occupation in the 1st century AD.
Archaeologists later suggested the River Walbrook may have eroded a Roman cemetery under Eldon Street, and the skulls
and other bones had been washed downstream.
Lead archaeologist Jay Carver told the Daily Mail: "This is an unexpected and fascinating discovery that reveals another piece in the jigsaw of London's history."
The cross-London scheme has already led to a number of exciting discoveries, including around 4,000 skeletons found buried in the Eldon Street area.
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