Dozens Of Graves Were Just Discovered Under A Parking Lot In This Pennsylvania City

A construction crew in Philadelphia got the shock of a lifetime when, instead of dirt and rubble, their equipment started pulling up bones and bodies.

While working on the site of a new apartment complex on Thursday, March 9, workers began to haul entire coffins up from beneath the pavement. So far, 38 coffins have been pulled from the ground. The remains were buried only a few feet below the surface.

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Now, the construction of the apartment complex has been put on hold while archaeologists work to remove the forgotten dead. The Mutter Institute and Museum plans on studying the bones to learn more about people buried beneath the parking lot.

Researchers have no idea how many more bodies remain to be unearthed, but the excavation is ongoing. Take a look at this fascinating footage from the parking lot: