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2,000 Bodies Discovered in Berlin Medieval Cemetery
Archaeologists have made a grisly, fascinating discovery in central Berlin -- a giant medieval graveyard containing 2,000 corpses, many of them children.
Archaelogists in Berlin have uncovered 2,000 skeletons in a huge medieval cemetery near the city center since they started examining the site in March 2007.
The site was found during construction work in Petriplatz square. A large number of the skeletons are of children, a sign of their high mortality rate in the Middle Ages.
The bodies are being examined to determine the sex, age at death and possible disease, and they will be reburied at a different location, local newspapers reported.