Hundreds of skeletons found under supermarket

Workers renovating a Paris grocery store stumbled on hundreds of human skeletons buried underneath the building.

The burying ground was apparently part of a hospital cemetery that was used from the 12th century to 17th century. From CNN:

"What's surprising is the bodies were not thrown in (the graves) but were carefully placed there in an organized manner. The individuals, men, women, and children, were placed head-to-toe," to fit as many as possible in the grave, (lead archaeologist Isabelle) Abadie explained.

Abadie told BFM-TV that when the cemetery was shut down centuries ago, most of the remains were moved to the Catacombs of Paris.

"But apparently the job was not done well," she said.

"Hundreds of skeletons found under Paris supermarket" (CNN)