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Japan finds mass grave in Osaka with remains of more than 1,500 people – ABC News

The mass grave, named the Umeda Grave, contains coffins holding multiple bodies, urns suggesting cremations and goods including coins, Buddhist prayer beads and clay dolls.

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Archaeologists are investigating the human remains of more than 1,500 people believed to have died in a 19th-century epidemic in Japan.

  • The remains have been found during a development project in Osaka
  • Some experts believe this could have been a mass grave of people who died of syphilis
  • A report into the findings is expected at the end of 2021

The mass grave, named the Umeda Grave, had been dug up during excavations for a city development project in Osaka.
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