AfricanBurialGround

@AFBurialGrndNPS

A National Monument established in 2006 that is the final resting place for an estimated 15,000 free and enslaved Africans in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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This site, today's broad street would have been a familiar sight to Africans who lived in New Amsterdam

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These Libyan archaeologists are amongst the many international visitors who have come to learn at our site

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At a studio in view of our memorial, our rangers record podcasts that tell its story to the public

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Ever wanted to see how a blizzard changes the way our beautiful memorial looks?

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View one of the handmade coffins used during the reinterment ceremony, held at our site in 2003

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This image shows the horse-drawn hearse used during the Ancestral Rites of Return Ceremony in 2003

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The Harlem Boys Choir added their musical gifts to our rites of return ceremony in 2003

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Examine one of the pottery sherds--ceramic fragments--found during excavation of our site in 1991

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This sign contatining information about archaeological discoveries at our site used to be displayed at our memorial

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These sherds--pottery fragments--were found at our site during excavation in 1991

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Workers carefully carry one of the handmade Ghanaian coffins used for our reinterment in 2003

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In this archival image, Dr. Michael Blakey joins the celebration at the Ancestral Rites of Return Ceremony

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This flint was one of the artifacts rediscovered at our site

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The Akoma--an Adinkra symbol--was featured on this handmade coffin used at our reinterment ceremonies

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This image shows the crypts used for our reinterment ceremonies being put into place

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In this image, one of our rangers records one of the podcasts now featured on our website: http://1.usa.gov/r69qSJ

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This jubilant crowd celebrated our Ancestral Rites of Return Ceremony in 2003

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