The bodies, which were lined up head to feet, were found at the site of an ancient cemetery attached to the Trinity Hospital, which was founded in the 13th century.
A powerful, custom-built machine was used to suck up the massive, mushy mess that had accumulated to nearly three feet in depth. Continue reading →
Skull fractures can lead to an early death, even if the victims initially survived the injuries, historic skulls show.
The mysterious settlement's remains include a stone structure with a doorway at its corner.
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
It may look innocuous now, but the little stone may have killed someone 700 years ago.
A sip of unpasteurized sheep or goat's milk may have spelled doom for a medieval Italian man.
The earliest case of Down syndrome comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago.
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