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Photos show hundreds of medieval graves below university college

Newly released photos show one of Britain’s largest medieval hospital burial grounds, lying beneath a college at the University of Cambridge in southern England.

About 1,300 people are believed to have been buried on the site between the early 13th to 15th centuries, according to research by the university’s Department of Archaeology.

The cemetery lies below what is now the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, built in the 1870s as the Selwyn Divinity School.

St John’s College takes its name from the medieval Hospital of St John the Evangelist, which stood opposite the graveyard until 1511.

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