ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: ‘My intense grief for St Helena slaves’

Victims of a barbaric trade: “To see them in such a graphic way is extraordinary” – Mark Horton (copyright: www.pearsonarchaeology.com)

Television archaeologist Mark Horton has described his emotion on coming “face to face” with the remains of slaves whose bodies were excavated from a mass grave on St Helena. They were among thousands of Africans brought to the island aboard captured slave-running vessels. “It was a moment of intense grief. Those were people. That was someone.”

Click here for Mark Horton interview and slideshow
(warning: features images of skeletons)

SEE ALSO:
PODCASTS: Hear the story of St Helena’s anti-slavery fight

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