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RSS FeedsArchaeologists unearth a churchyard grave in Jamestown, facing west
(PHYSorg.com Archaeology & Fossils)

 
 

23 october 2019 19:37:28

 
Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave in Jamestown, facing west
(PHYSorg.com Archaeology & Fossils)
 


It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. This was done so that the eyes would face east, toward Jerusalem and the rapture.


 
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