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Dozens of skeletons found near New York City park

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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.