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Archaeologists find skeletons at Mexico ex-convent

Archaeologists find skeletons at Mexico ex-convent

A street repaving project in the southern colonial Mexican city of Oaxaca has turned up 10 skeletons and the foundations of a 15th-century convent.
Archaeologists have long suspected that the street ran over part of the Convent of San Pablo. Many church properties in Mexico were broken up or built over in the 1860s.
Archaeologist Enrique Fernandez said Wednesday that researchers monitoring the repaving project found the 10 skeletal remains beneath what had once probably been chapels.
Fernandez said the remains from the early 1600s may belong to lay workers who wanted to be buried in the convent floors.
The site will probably be paved over again once research is finished.


Updated : 2020-12-04 16:25 GMT+08:00