NEW YORK, NY — Human remains buried more than 100 years ago were unearthed in a New York Landmark.
The bizarre and surprising discovery was made beneath a construction site along Washington Square Park East while workers were upgrading century-old water mains.
The burial vault dates back to the 19th century, and contains a large pile of human remains.
The remains found are just steps away from Washington Square Park, which was used as a public burial place after the Revolutionary War.
The vault, contained more than a dozen people, according to city officials.
An investigation is underway into the burial discovery.