Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mystery over walrus found in coffin at St Pancras


Of all the secrets buried beneath the streets of London perhaps the most inexplicable is the walrus found in a coffin at St Pancras Station.

Archaeologists who discovered the bones of the four-metre-long Pacific walrus admit that they have been stumped as to why anyone would inter a large aquatic mammal in a human burial ground, although they suspect that it may be the antics of 19th century medical students.

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