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Archaeologists have discovered three graves on the Alamo’s site.
The finds were made during excavations at the Alamo, the monks burial room and the nave of the church.
The Alamo was the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, that of the nearly 200 Alamo defenders were killed, in March, 1836, in a battle with the Mexican forces during the battle for independence of Texas from Mexico. The site of San Antonio was first established as a Spanish mission in 1744.
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Experts were working with the Alamo church and the site of the Long Building to the installation of moisture monitoring equipment, and the search for the remains of the 300-year-old structures as they are learned.
The exhumation of the monks ‘ burial chamber.
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“The remains have been found, seem to point to a teenager or young adult, a child and an adult,” explained the Texas General Land Office and the Alamo, a Mission to the Archaeological Advisory Committee, in a statement. “The discovery of the remains of the old, well-established in human remains protocol is enabled, the on-site tribal monitor was notified, and the time of the excavation of the site came to an end.”
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FILE – In this March 6, 2013, file photo, John Potter, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo in San Antonio, during a pre-dawn commemoration service to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, and the casualties on both sides.
(AP Photo/eric gay, File)
The Texas General Land Office, told Fox News that while the pictures on the site are to be released, no photos of the debris to be released out of respect for the deceased.
Remains were also found at the Alamo site in 1989 and 1995, according to the Texas General Land Office.
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In 2016, archaeologists digging in the vicinity of the Alamo, has been excavated and the broken tip of an old Mexican soldier, sword used in the famous 1836 battle.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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