Medieval burial site found near Florence's Uffizi museum
Possibly victims of plague, archeologists say12 February, 17:58
The dig found 60 bodies laid out head-to-toe in a manner that could indicate hasty burial and need to optimize space in view of many more deaths, possibly because of a fatal epidemic.
"The remains have been unearthed over five months, and bear no evidence of trauma," said Tuscany Archeology Superintendent Andrea Pessina. "We will conduct DNA and carbon-14 tests to determine the cause and time of death, as well as information on diet, pathologies, and work-related stresses at the time".
The entire operation is being filmed in 3D for future museum exhibitions.