The strange, gruesome truth about plague pits and The Tube


It’s long been thought that train lines in London tunnel through bodies. But as a recent discovery shows, the truth is more complex — and odd — than you might think

When the bubonic plague broke out in London in 1665, it wasn’t the first time the disease terrified the city. But it was one of the deadliest outbreaks that the city had ever seen — and, possibly, the most infamous.

It’s long been thought that there might be victims of that crippling epidemic buried underneath London… under and alongside the trains people use every day.

This week, scientists confirmed there are.

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