I came across this story about a skeleton found at the Royal Mint in London. There is a short video about how due to the mint dumping waste copper this body absorbed it.
Over the last 30 years, the Museum of London has excavated, examined and archived 17,000 skeletons. Now, 26 of them are to go on display at the Wellcome Trust in London.
This female skeleton was discovered at the Royal Mint, London, and dates to between 1350 and 1400.
The woman died between the ages of 26 and 35; but as her body lay buried, the copper waste produced from the coin manufacturer concreted her neck vertebrae together, and also stained her teeth and skull green.
To read the complete article (and view the video), see: Tales from beyond the grave (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7509348.stm)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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