Relive the Past

Skeletons found in NYC park

Archaeologists recently discovered a bunch of human bones in the NYC’s Washington Square Park on last Monday. They found a bunch of human bones which includes two full skeletons. They already discovered these bones on one of the last three excavations. The park department says that they were little surprised – an expected 20,000 bodies recline under the Square Park.

They added that the bones will send to a proper investigation, before proper reburial. If finding bones in the heart of NYC has not caused much of arouse, it’s because one can often find much more deathly things on the NYC’s Washington City’s streets.

In the late 1700’s, long before the park became the ultimate purpose to assemble for various political rallies, cop nickel bags of oregano, it functioned as a mass burial ground as the yellow fever widespread devastated the city’s growing population. The park would go on to have a long and gloomy relationship with death, throughout the turn of the 19th century it was the sight of a public scaffold where a great many African slaves, indentured Irish, highwaymen and assorted unfortunates saw their demise. It was also a designated dueling ground, before the practice was outlawed in 1828.

June 17th, 2008 at 6:19 am


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