New scientific techniques to be employed on Rothwell ossuary

Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, England has a secret: a medieval ossuary lies beneath its floor. Now a team of scientists from the University of Sheffield hopes to learn some of the secrets using the latest scientific technology. (video)

Little is known about the 13th century ossuary, which holds the bones of around 1,500 people. Its existence was long forgotten and only recently re-discovered. A short BBC video covers the details.