20 Roman-era skulls uncovered beneath a London railway station may have belonged to decapitated 1st century rebels.
Construction workers in London have made an ‘unexpected and fascinating discovery’ during work on the city’s billion pound Crossrail project.
Around 20 Roman skulls have been unearthed by tunnellers working beneath Liverpool Street Station, where the historic River Walbrook flows.
Working under the direction of Crossrail’s archaeologists, the construction workers carefully removed the human skulls and Roman pottery.
They were found buried in clusters in the sediment of the historic tributary.
For safety reasons the archaeologists had to leave the work to the tunnellers as the skulls were buried as deep as six metres below ground.