Virginia's Jamestown Colony

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Scientists have found the bones of four members of Virginia’s Jamestown colony. All had died more than 400 years ago. Their graves also held artifacts that showed us the lives and deaths of these early American leaders. Archaeologists found the site of the church in 2010. They also found graves of four settlers there . Each grave held a man who had been a leading figure in Jamestown. Reverend Robert Hunt lay in one grave. He was Jamestown’s first Anglican minister. Hunt died in 1608 at about age 39. Another grave held Captain Gabriel Archer. He had been part of the first group to land at Jamestown in 1607. Archer helped lead trips to explore the region and was not happy with the colony’s leader, John Smith. Archer was only about 34 years
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