Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue

CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers renovating a 100-year-old performance venue in Cincinnati have discovered human remains.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) workers uncovered bones under the orchestra pit at the Cincinnati Music Hall while removing asbestos in late March.

Archeologists concluded the arm and leg bones are believed to belong to 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 venue’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.

Archaeologists are planning to analyze the bones and say they’ll likely be re-interred at a Cincinnati cemetery.


This story has been corrected to show the name of the venue is Cincinnati Music Hall, not Cincinnati’s Music Hall.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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