Roman wall found under five star hotel

Excavations revealed remains of an ancient Roman wall in the courtyard of the Grand Hotel and Spa York in York, northern United Kingdom. The discovery was made during building of the hotels new extension – appropriately named Roman House.

Burial pit with 48 Black Death victims uncovered

Excavations near near Immingham in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, revealed a mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death pandemic. Carbon dating shows that the skeletons come from 14th century while DNA tests confirmed presence of the plague bacteria.