London Grave Beast

London Grave Beast

Archaeologists in London were excavating the graveyard of St. Pancras Old Church in 2003, in preparation for the construction of a rail terminal. It was the site of mass graves holding the bodies of 44,000 people, who were victims of a number of epidemics during the 19th century. When scientists opened up one particular coffin, they found the remains of eight people and a sizeable beast, which turned out to be a walrus. No one knows how it got to London or why it was buried there.

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