Friday, May 04, 2007

I just love this

We tend to think of archaeology as something that happens in sandy expanses of Greece or Egypt, but the work going on near Independence Hall, right in downtown Philly, is turning up unexpected finds and giving new insights into the early days of the American republic. The foundations of the first "white house" were much deeper than expected, so remants of the walls and kitchen, etc., have been uncovered, as well as signs of a basement, probable well, and possible privy. Neat that this is all going on right now -- you can apparently watch the work in progress and even ask questions.


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