Touch the History on Governors Island

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

thearchaeologicaldig_flyer_DEF_72dpi_RGBVisit a fascinating archaeological dig. Step back in time and experience the history as you stroll through the partly excavated remains of a small hamlet, once evacuated in the early fifties. The oldest roots of the hamlet are some 400 years old and go back to the first settlements in Manhattan.

This winter, during demolition works on Governors Island in preparation for the site of the future park, contractors by accident discovered the remains of a disappeared hamlet. Archaeologists from Flanders (Belgium), examining the site, are amazed by their discoveries.

Until October 11th, the site is exclusively open to the public. A temporary exhibition with unique discoveries and historical information introduces the audience to the amazing Archaeological Dig.

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