posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 08:14 PM
This is a bit ghoulish but I had no idea of the extent of underground burial chambers there are in London. I've ridden on the underground many times
during the '80s unaware of this situation. Apparently Mexico City has the same sort of story.....
I thought this might be of interest to some.
As Mexico City archaeologists sort through the surreal array of Aztec sacrificial skulls recently uncovered while excavating their city's
subway system, it's worth remembering that parts of the London Underground were also tunneled, blasted, picked, and drilled through a labyrinth of
plague pits and cemeteries.
Mexico City link:
Apparently there is an inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. The tunnel curves between
Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.
Put another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube's
19th-century excavation teams couldn't even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus deviates SW-by-NE to avoid this huge congested knot of
skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.
I suppose when you think about it it's not really that unusual.....it just never crossed my mind!