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

‘Dumped’ human remains found in slave valley

Human remains have been found on the site of the bulk fuel farm in Rupert’s Valley, reports Saint FM.

The station says it is likely they had previously been unearthed at another site and “dumped” further up the valley.

They are almost certainly the remains of Africans who arrived on St Helena, dead or dying, when captured slave-running ships were brought to the island by the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron in the 19th Century. 

Now questions are likely to be asked about how the remains for liberated slaves have been treated when they have come to light in the past.

Archaeologists excavated part of the extensive African graveyard in Rupert’s Valley, but only where it was in the path of the proposed haul road – now built – for construction traffic, working from maps of the burial sites.

The radio station says the discovery may hold up work on the airport.

St Helena Online is seeking further information.

SEE ALSO:
Bernice calls for tribute to Atlantic slave trade victims
PODCASTS: Hear the story of St Helena’s anti-slavery fight

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