Cambridge hospital skeletons revealed

From the 13th through the 15th centuries, the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist operated on what is now the grounds of St. John's College, Cambridge University. In 2010, archaeologists working there discovered the hospital's cemetery, considered one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England. Photos of the discovery have now been released. (photos)

The archaeological dig was led by Dr Craig Cessford from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, who reported that the remains were buried without coffins in neatly laid-out rows between gravel paths with few grave goods. So far, no evidence of plague has been found as a cause of death.