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VCU honors return of 19th-century human remains found on MCV campus

Virginia Commonwealth University held a ceremony on Monday honoring 19th-century human remains...
Virginia Commonwealth University held a ceremony on Monday honoring 19th-century human remains that were found in a well on the MCV campus 25 years ago.(NBC12)
Published: Nov. 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University held a ceremony on Monday honoring 19th-century human remains that were found in a well on the MCV campus 25 years ago.

They are believed to be of African descent and arrived to a parade-of-sorts along East Marshall Street, where organizers wanted to give them the respect they deserve.

The remains and more than 420 artifacts were found in a well which is believed to pre-date the Civil War - likely used as a sort of trash chute in the 1800s for medical staff.

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