CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers renovating Cincinnati’s Music Hall have discovered human remains at the more than 100-year-old performance venue.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1MZTNA1 ) workers uncovered skeletons under the orchestra pit while removing asbestos in late March.
Archeologists concluded the arm and leg bones under the orchestra pit are believed to be four adult bodies. They identified six other grave shafts in the north carriageway.
The property under Music Hall was a public burial ground in 1818. Heavy excavation hasn’t yet started on the Music Hall’s $135 million renovation project.
Bones have been popping up at the Music Hall since construction began for the building in 1876. Workers found a skull and other bones during a major renovation in 1969.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com