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Second skeleton found under Dublin street... this time a child's remains

An image of the child’s skeleton has been captured as it lies. Yesterday the remains of a 17th century adult were uncovered in the same Smithfield digging site.

Archaeologist Franc Myles excavating the adult bones yesterday
Archaeologist Franc Myles excavating the adult bones yesterday
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A SECOND SKELETON has been found during pipe laying and enhancement works in the Smithfield area of Dublin.

The remains of a child, thought to date from the 17th century, have been found next to the skeleton of an adult which was discovered on May Lane yesterday.

An archaeologist excavated the bones which were found yesterday, as it is necessary for the pipe-laying works to continue in the area. It’s thought the remains date from between 1650 and 1700.

The remains of the a child have been discovered lying beside the adult body which was unearthed yesterday. Image: Eadaoin O’Grady

In pictures: Body from 17th century discovered in Dublin

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