Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield are working to uncover a mass grave that they believe holds victims of the Black Death plague. This an incredible find!
A tiny pendant thought to cure disease was found among the skeletons, Dr Willmott added. “It is a Tau Cross and was found in the excavated hospital building. This pendant was used by some people as a supposed cure against a condition called St Anthony’s fire, which in modern day science is probably a variety of skin conditions.” Researchers from the Sheffield university hope to figure out more about the individual lives of those buried in the plague pit. “Once the skeletons return to the lab we start properly learning who these people really are,” Dr Diana Mahoney Swales said.