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World Remains of 187 bodies removed from Tokyo's new Olympic stadium site

07:05  17 november  2019
07:05  17 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The new National Stadium is shown in Tokyo ' s Shinjuku Ward in September. Officials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government revealed Friday that the remains of at least 187 people dating back to the early 1900s or before were retrieved from the Olympic site before construction began. |

Almost 200 bodies uncovered near Tokyo ' s new Olympic stadium in mass grave. The bones of 187 bodies are believed to be the remains of an ancient cemetery housed within the grounds Some of the bones found on the site of this stadium could date back as far as the 1700s, Tokyo media

an aerial view of a city: The site of the new National Stadium pre-construction.© Reuters / File The site of the new National Stadium pre-construction.

The remains of at least 187 people have been retrieved from the site of Tokyo's new National Stadium, officials have revealed.

According to Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials, the bones were uncovered from the Shinjuku site before construction began on the National Stadium in December 2016. The venue will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as sporting events, for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

The existence of the skeletal remains was only revealed by officials last Friday. The bones were discovered during the Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Centre's investigation of the site between July 2013 and August 2015.

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Skeletal remains from 187 human bodies were discovered near Tokyo ' s National Stadium , a venue that will be used at next year's Olympic Games. Media in Japan have reported that the human remains were uncovered during the preparation phase before construction began on the 68,000 seat stadium .

Deep in the bowels of Tokyo , buried below the main stadium where the world will be watching some of the biggest events at the 2020 Olympic Games, the remains of almost 200 human bodies have been found. The old National Stadium was built for the 1964 Olympics on top of the site of that cemetery.

According to the Japan Times, representatives informed local media that a temple and its graveyard occupied the site between 1732 and 1919.

The bones are being kept at Tokyo's National Museum of Nature and Science.

The National Stadium is set to open on January 1, hosting Japan's football cup final. The construction of the 68,000-seat venue is believed to have cost US$1.26 billion.

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