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July 23 2013

The ongoing mystery around how a Pacific walrus ended up buried in a human coffin beneath London's S


Archaeologists have been left stumped after the remains of a Pacific walrus was found buried among human skeletons in a churchyard near London's St Pancras train station.

The nine bones of the four-metre long animal were found inside a coffin with eight other sets of human remains, including three skulls, dating back to around 1822.

Researchers from Ramboll Cultural Heritage and Archaeology initially made the discovery in 2003 but following detailed studies of the bones, as well as searching through zoological records, the team has not found any conclusive proof as to how the animal arrived in the UK.

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