SOURCE: NY Times
An estimated 72 people died during construction of a rail tunnel through the Montana mountains. After more than 100 years, their final resting place has been found.
SOURCE: The Guardian
The graveyard’s discovery was vindication for historian Reginald Moore, but it prompted a battle against those who prefer Sugar Land’s past remain buried.
SOURCE: NY Times
Remains buried in the First Baptist cemetery were believed to have been moved in 1860. But many coffins and bones were still there.
SOURCE: New Yorker
In restoring a neglected corner of Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, students found fragments of information about life in nineteenth-century New York.
SOURCE: Fox News
Civil War soldier’s gravestone discovered, may offer vital clue to long-lost African-American cemetery
The Civil War soldier’s headstone offers an insight into the lives of those buried at the Frankford site.
SOURCE: National Geographic
Carvings on the walls of the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna depict a world of plenty. Oxen are fattened in a cattle yard. Storehouses bulge with grain and fish. Musicians serenade the pharaoh as he feasts on meat at a banquet.But new research hints that life in Amarna was a combination of grinding toil and want—at least for the ordinary people who would have hauled the city's water, unloaded the boats on the Nile, and built Amarna's grand stone temples, which were erected in a rush on the orders of a ruler named Akhenaten, sometimes called the "Heretic Pharaoh."Researchers examining skeletons in the commoners' cemetery in Amarna have discovered that many of the city's children were malnourished and stunted. Adults show signs of backbreaking work, including high levels of injuries associated with accidents....
A public cemetery uncovered in the city of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, was used for maids of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), an archaeologist told Xinhua Tuesday. A dozen tombs, located in the west of the thousands-year-old city, were found in April, 2012, Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Archeology Research Institute researcher said. Since then, the tombs have been examined....
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