June 19, 2015

Digging up Bodies of Those Buried in Bedlam

The Bedlam mental health hospital was established in 1247. A burial site, called Bethlehem and the New Churchyard, was opened after graveyards around London started to overflow.

The poor from London and inmates from the asylum were buried there and recent excavations have uncovered bits and pieces of skeletal remains. Over 20,000 bodies are estimated to be buried. 

There are many amazing photographs and more details at

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