Medieval Cemetery Found in Leicester

A construction company, making way for a new shopping mall, has discovered a large, medieval cemetery near the English city of Leicester. The cemetery appears to have been in use from the 12th through 16th centuries.

'"We think, probably outside London, this must be one of the largest parish graveyards ever excavated," said Richard Buckley, director of University of Leicester Archaeology Services. University of Leicester archaeologists say the find promises to shed new light on the way people lived and died in the Middle Ages.'

The cemetery, whch contains about 1300 skeletons, included mass graves, many from infants and young children.