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"They dug up an entire coffin. Then another."

City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A construction crew working in Philadelphia stumbled upon colonial burials. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest city, was founded in 1862 as the colonial capital and serves today as the state capital. Construction of a new apartment complex on the former site of the First Baptist Church apparently disturbed the church's burial ground. As many as 38 coffins have been unearthed.


Philly construction crew finds coffins from colonial times

By Amanda Morris


March 10, 2017

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