Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Archeologists to recover bodies from downtown Montreal grave yard

Archeologists will spend the next several months removing the remains of dozens of people buried under Dorchester Square and Place du Canada in Montreal.

The area was once the site of a Roman Catholic cemetery where between 40,000 and 50,000 people were buried.

A number of bodies were moved to Notre-dame-des neiges cemetery when the downtown burial site closed in mid 1850s, but some of the bodies are still there.

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