Archaeologist Discovered Roman Skulls Rooted Beneath London

Clusters of Roman skulls appear to have been uncovered deep below London's Liverpool Highway by building laborers excavating another rail path via England's metropolis .
Tunnelers executing the Crossrail construction unearthed roughly 20 skulls , deep beneath the 16th century Bedlam burial place in the center of the city , Crossrail said in a press release .

The human skulls -- including pieces of Roman pottery -- were discovered in sediment of the famous river channel of the River Walbrook , a tributary of the River Thames , it said .

Roman-era skulls had already been discovered along the pathway of the River Thames throughout London's history , fueling rumors they were the heads of the affected individuals of rebels fighting under Queen Boudicca against Roman occupation , lead archaeologist Jay Carver said .

"We at this point are convinced the skulls are without doubt from a famous Roman burial ground about 50 meters up river from our Liverpool Street service point worksite ," he said . "Their placement in the Roman layer reveals they were definitely flushed down river during the Roman era ."

Crossrail said tunnelers at Liverpool Street also stumbled on ancient wooden structures , which archaeologists think that might have created section of the Bedlam cemetery walls .

About 3 ,000 skeletons earlier identified at the Bedlam burial ground are prepared to be moved the coming year .

The Museum of London Archaeology are going to examine the discoveries , which are the most current in more than 10 ,000 archaeological pieces unearthed across 40 project construction areas , Crossrail said .


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