Second 19th Century Burial Vault and Human Remains Discovered Under Washington Square Park

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Second Old Burial Vault Found Beneath Washington Square Park

Just yesterday we wrote about the 19th century burial vault rediscovered under Washington Square Park during recent water main replacements, and now a second burial vault has also been rediscovered.

A second burial vault has been found under Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village following the discovery earlier this week of a 19th century burial vault containing skeletal remains. Officials with the city’s Department of Design and Construction said first 8 foot wide, 20 foot long vault contained the remains of about a dozen people. It was discovered Tuesday while a contractor was excavating a century-old water main replacement project.

Brooklyn-based firm Chrysalis Archaeology is handling the cataloging, excavation, and preservation of the human remains, coffins and other artifacts found within the vaults.

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via ABC News

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