Human remains found during an excavation at a parking lot in Londonderry, Ireland

Archaeologists unearthed three sets of old human remains on Friday, inside the historic walls of Londonderry, in Northern Ireland.  There is an excavation underway at a parking lot in there, near St Augustine’s cemetery.  The bones were found in a layer of soil thought to date back to the 17th century, and maybe related to The Siege of Derry, which happened between 1688 and 1689.

Dr Eamon Ó Chiardha, from the Department of History in The University of Ulster, said: “Sieges are usually associated with mass burials.”  But the archaeological team will not know for sure how hold these human remains are or if they are related to the infamous siege until tests can be conducted on the bones.

Read more at the BBC

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