The mystery of the St Pancras walrus

Archaeologists have been left baffled by the discovery of walrus bones in a coffin under St Pancras Station.

They were found during excavations at the station, before it was refurbished to become the new Eurostar terminal.

The bones were found alongside human remains in mass burial trenches. Credit: Ramboll UK Limited
It's thought they may have been used in medical research or teaching. Credit: Ramboll UK Limited
From the size of the bones, it's thought the walrus was a large Pacific male. Credit: Ramboll UK Limited
Archaeologists are not sure how it came to be buried in London. Credit: Ramboll UK Limited

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Mystery of St Pancras walrus

Archaeologists have been left baffled by the discovery of walrus bones in a coffin under St Pancras Station.