1,500 plague victims found in mass grave on Venice "Quarantine" Island

National Geographic reports that a mass grave containing the remains of over 1,500 victims of the plague has been discovered on Venice's Lazzaretto Vecchi, an island used to quarantine the sick.

The remains, along with 150 boxes of artifacts, were discovered by workers digging the foundation of a new museum on the island. They expect to find even more graves.