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African-American cemetery unearthed in Pennsylvania

An African-American cemetery, dating back to the 19th century, has been unearthed in Philadelphia, PA. Amelia Brown was likely a member of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, the oldest African-American church in the country. At the time, the late 18th century, cemeteries in Philadelphia would not accept black people. Also at the time,

Immigrant worker mass grave found in Philadelphia

A mass grave containing the remains of Irish immigrants railroad workers has been found in Philadelphia. Nearly 180 years later, local researchers say they have a clearer picture of the men's fate. But their massive effort to unearth, identify and properly re-inter the workers' remains will not be realized; the grave

Soapman: 18th century man mummified into soap

The mummified remains of a man who lived in Philadelphia during the 18th century is causing some interest due to the unique way he was mummified. Unlike other mummies which are kept dry to ensure preservation, this mummy was exposed to water, which seeped into the casket and turned the fats

Early draft of the U.S. Constitution found in Philadelphia

A researcher has found an older draft of the U.S. Constitution amoung the papers of James Wilson, one of the Constitution's framers. On the back of a treasured draft of the U.S. Constitution was a truncated version of the same document, starting with the familiar words: "We The People. . .

18th century home uncovered in Philadelphia

A home dating back to the 1700s has been found alongside the I-95 in Philadelphia. Then came unexpected news two weeks ago: Archaeologists for the state had unearthed 25,000 artifacts from a Fishtown property once owned by his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, the butcher Godfrey Remer. In six pits used as 18th-century Dumpsters, they found