Over 600 Unmarked Graves Discovered Beneath The Surface of Historic Charlottesville, Virginia, Cemetery

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 1, 2020

For years, a great deal of mystery surrounded the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville. Now, a new radar survey by NAEVA Geophysics shows more people are buried there than originally thought.

Take a walk through the cemetery and you’ll find approximately 140 markers and tombstones of African-Americans who lived and worked in Charlottesville. According to the ground-penetrating radar from the survey, geologists estimate that 614 unmarked graves sit below the surface.

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