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Over 500 skeletons found at Elephant and Castle

Excavations at Elephant and Castle © Southwark Council

Construction on a £20m leisure centre in south-east London has been stopped after more than 500 skeletons dating back to the medieval period were unearthed.

Archaeologists had expected to find the remains of a burial site in Elephant and Castle but the sheer magnitude of the discovery took them by surprise.

See the BBC website for video footage of the discovery.

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