Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio
Close to 2,000 unmarked graves have been uncovered on the University of Mississippi campus, school officials say.
The graves were discovered after a land survey was conducted on the school’s property in efforts to build a new parking garage. However, plans may undoubtedly changed once ground-penetrating radar detected thousands of buried bodies beneath the school’s medical center campus location.
“We’ve always known there were graves on this site, many of them unmarked. It was really a matter of knowing how many and where,” University of Mississippi spokesman Jack Mazurak told Mississippi News Now.
Some of the graves are expected to come from the old Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, which operated on the grounds between 1855 and 1935 reports The Huffington Post.
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