179 years later, closure at Duffy's cut

On March 5th, the remains of five Irish immigrant workers left the Penn Museum on their way to their final resting place in Laurel Hill Cemetary. The remains were excavated from a mass grave known as Duffy's Cut, located near Malvern, PA. Though the workers were originally thought to have fallen victim to cholera in 1832, Penn Anthropology Professor Janet Monge and graduate student Samantha Cox found evidence that they were actually executed, possibly out of xenophobia, and fear that they would spread the disease.

Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer, or see a video of Dr. Monge speaking about the team's findings here.