Ancient skeleton found by the Thames

A medieval skeleton has been discovered by the River Thames appeared to be wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots.
The skeleton was discovered by workers who were working on London’s new sewer.

The skeleton was discovered face down in mud at the Chambers Wharf site in Bermondsey at first they had no idea how old it was.

Archaeologists were called in to investigate and believed the man may have died during the late 15th Century while working on or around the river.

The consortium is carrying out excavations along the route of the 15.5 mile (25km) tunnel, which is being built to tackle sewage pollution in the river Thames.


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