1662 St. Francis Xavier chapel found in Maryland

Published on July 5th, 2013 | by Admin

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A team of archaeologists working in Maryland have found postholes they believe belongs to the original St. Francis Xavier chapel which was built in 1662 by Jesuit missionaries.

Last year a pair of archaeologists said they believed they had narrowed in on the site of a 1662 Catholic chapel in Compton.

But they were still looking for a key piece of evidence — a post hole that would prove there had been a building on the site. Last month, Scott Lawrence and James Gibb, aided by the Archaeological Society of Maryland, found not one, but several post holes.

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Story: Jason Babcock, SoMd | Photo: Reid Silverman, SoMd

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