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Over 1,500 human bones found at Osaka historical grave siteHandout photo shows Burial ground containing the bones of people are seen at an excavations site called ‘Umeda Tomb”, at a construction site for a train station, in Osaka, western Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – An excavation in the western Japanese city of Osaka has unearthed more than 1,500 human bones at what is thought to be a burial site dating back some 160 years, city officials have said.

The site, dubbed the “Umeda Tomb”, is believed to be one of seven historical grave sites from the late Edo and early Meiji periods around the 1850s to 1860s.

Researchers discovered 350 small graves at the site as well as the remains of animals including four piglets,

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