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A lost burial site can be located on the campus of a Florida high school, say experts and government officials, sparking a high-tech look to the school grounds.
Researchers have been using ground-penetrating radar to hunt for it in the cemetery, which is on the campus of King High School in Tampa. “On Thursday the 17th of October, the area to the attention of a potential unmarked cemetery for the poor, they may be at the head of the King, to the junior high School,” said Hillsborough County Public Schools, in a statement released Oct. 24.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that 250 people have been buried in the lost to Ridgewood cemetery. Almost all of the people buried in the cemetery are African American, according to Fox 13, which says that the land for the cemetery was purchased in the middle of the 20th century, it was built on.
“It hurts, we’ve been through a lot in this city, we are a part of this city, which has been in our history.” Hillsborough County NAACP President, Yvette Lewis told Fox 13. Lewis is also a member of the historical commission’s reply that is formed by the Hillsborough County Public Schools, for the process at the cemetery.
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The school district notes that there is conflicting information on the burial site is the possible location, based on assessments, deeds, aerial maps, and historic, and the county’s records.
Researchers have been using ground-penetrating radar to hunt for it in the cemetery, which is on the campus of King High School in Tampa.
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“It has been a high priority of the district to make sure that we have found in this cemetery with the respect to the people who are buried there, as well as their families, the school, the school district said in a book, which has been made in the geophysical exploration specialist will GeoView map and the scanning of the areas in which the cemetery is located.
The company commenced its operations on Oct. 23. “If there is no evidence of a cemetery was found during this scan, the radar is scanning, it will move to the north-east corner of the King’s High School property, which is a different document, it says that the cemetery is to be located.”
MYSTERIOUS TUNNELS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED IN FLORIDA
There is conflicting information on the cemetery and the possible site. (Hillsborough County Public Schools.
In a YouTube video posted by the Hillsborough County Public Schools, GeoView, President Paul Wightman, explained that the radar’s scan is used to create a three-dimensional representation of the surface.
“Most of the time for cemeteries, with a Christian burial, and the remains were buried on an east-west orientation, and so, we get our best response when we get to the other side of the minor axis of which is buried, his remains,” he added. “To the north and to the south, we will be able to get to the other side of the short axis of, and that’s going to provide us with our clearest answer, in terms of whether it actually exists or not.”
A spokesperson from the Hillsborough County Public Schools, told Fox News that the results of the scan are expected in one to two weeks. “We’ve still got a sense of that from the ground radar in the area of the school,” she said.
The three “lost” burial grounds” have been discovered in the Tampa area over the past year, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
A MYSTERIOUS FLORIDA-TUNNEL ” SECRETS
Earlier this year, archaeologists in Delaware, and announced the discovery of a civil war soldier’s gravestone, which may provide a vital clue in the uncovering of a long lost African-American burial ground.
Ground-penetrating radar has been used in the search of the house. (Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Last year, a newspaper article from almost 100 years ago, it shed a new light on the mysterious tunnels beneath the historic neighborhood of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida. A National Historic Landmark District, Ybor City is situated in the north-east of the city of Tampa. In the area of the tunnel network continues to be a source of fascination for historians.
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