Work was being carried out in the area adjacent to Trinity Cemetery in the city of Hull, England, when very old, unidentified tombs were discovered. At least 1,500 skeletons were found, which were exhumed and will be analyzed by archaeologists. Most of them date from the period between 1783 and 1861.
The body of a woman buried there, however, had a mysterious bottle between her legs. The object is made of glass and has the words ‘Hull’s Infirmary’ marked on the front.
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To add to the mystery, the professionals involved believe that someone implanted the mysterious bottle in the grave, where they found a bowl of brown liquid beside it. Katie Dalmon, the osteology supervisor, said the woman died in her 60s and suffered from osteoporosis and rickets.
Archaeologists took a sample of the liquid from that mysterious bottle to the testing laboratory at Nottingham Trent University, and soon discovered what it was. What looked like a lotion is actually a mixture of potassium, phosphorus and sodium, where Dalmon claims “the liquid is probably urine.”
What is the point of someone being buried with a bottle of urine? It is worth remembering that the woman in question resided in the Refugio de Insanos Sculcoates and this case will certainly bring other revelations. This is just one of the discoveries that have already been made around the Hull Cemetery, meaning that still many stories remain hidden.
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