First look at a Great Plague skeleton
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First look at a confirmed Great Plague skeleton

Ancient DNA of the bacteria that caused the Great Plague of London in 1665 has been identified for the first time.

For Radio 4's Today programme, Michael Henderson, an osteologist at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), shows one of the skeletons discovered in excavations for the Crossrail project and explains how the plague bacterium was confirmed.