Scientists plan to run tests on some of the remains in hopes of learning about the evolution of the plague bacterium that killed so many. “One of the great mysteries is why the plague never returned to London after 1665,” Carver says. “Up until that time it was a fairly regular visitor to the city, but never afterwards. Why? What changed? We’re hoping this can provide some answers.”
Exhuming plague victims to find out why the plague stopped happening? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG??
(Aside from that this whole article is fascinating, and the photography is beautiful.)