In this 1996 photo released by Ana de la Merced Guimaraes, she and others dig to recover the bones of African slaves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996, Merced Guimaraes and her husband Petrucio ... more 
In this 1996 photo released by Ana de la Merced Guimaraes, she and others dig to recover the bones of African slaves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996, Merced Guimaraes and her husband Petrucio bought a fixer-upper in the historic port-side neighborhood of Gamboa. Once they started digging into the foundation, they made a startling discovery: the building sat atop the "cemetery of new blacks," - the burial place of newly arrived Africans who died soon after their arrival in Brazil between 1769 and 1830. (AP Photo/Ana de la Merced Guimaraes) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ana de la Merced Guimaraes
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 3:19 PM EDT