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Skeletons discovered under central Malmö street

Workmen discovered dozens of skeletons in Malmö while digging hot water pipes under the street Djäknegatan in the city centre.

The area served as a local hospital graveyard up until the end of the nineteenth century.

Archaeologists say the bones probably belonged to the sick and poor and that they are of no archaeological value. They will be removed and re-buried on consecrated ground, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports. Before then they will be stored so that the bones do not get stolen.

"Skulls are always attractive," archaeologist Per Sarnäs said.

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