Skeletons of Bedlam Asylum Moving but Ghosts May Stay

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Nothing seems to stand in the way of progress these days, but ghosts can sometimes slow it down. That may happen in London as the construction of a new Liverpool Street rail station awaits the excavation of an estimated 3,000 skeletons buried between 1569 and about 1738 in the cemetery of the Bethlem Royal Hospital – a psychiatric hospital whose treatment of patients was so horrible, its name is the origin of the word “bedlam.” Will the ghosts of Bethlem that have appeared at the station move with the skeletons to a cemetery near London or will they stay as a reminder of the bedlam?

Skeletons of Bedlam Asylum Moving but Ghosts May Stay

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