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Hundreds of Human Skeletons Found in Bolivian Mining City

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

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Sylvie B (102)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 5:45 pm

Colin Hope (243)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:17 am
Amazing........ thanks for sharing, Marty!!

Alexandra G (250)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:21 am
thank you, Marty

Katherine May Williams (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:40 am

Jav R (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:45 pm
Gracias por publicar.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:27 am
'In the Spanish colonial era, Potosi became famous for its massive silver and tin reserves, which started to be mined in the 16th century.
Local indigenous people, mainly ethnic Aymara, were commonly put to work as both slaves and indentured servants, especially at the famed Cerro Rico (Rich Hill) mountain.'
This gives a small idea of the PRICE that was paid for Spain's great - but temporary - Wealth, ever since the discoveries by Columbus.
The great Baroque Churches, with their gold & silver and gilded icons and trappings, were built, figuratively speaking, on these BONES of men, women and children WORKED TO DEATH in such mines as these...

We can still admire the Art and Architecture, but tend to FORGET where it really came from, the SOURCE...
That's human nature!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday August 1, 2014, 9:10 pm

rose s (239)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:28 am
noted and insightful
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