Archaeologists have excavated 6,500 skeletons from a 19th-Century burial ground to make way for an HS2 high speed rail station.

The project at Curzon Street station in Birmingham took 12 months to complete.

Park Street burial ground was opened in 1810 as an overflow cemetery for St Martin-in-the-Bullring. It closed to public burials in 1873.

Anti-HS2 protestors accused HS2 of “desecrating” graves for a “cash cow” project.

The remains will be reburied in consecrated ground at a location identified in consultation with the Church of England.

For the full story and more photos, BBC News

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