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Neat: Finding History in Jamestown

JAMESTOWNE, VA - APRIL 05: Tourists walk past a statue of Pocahontas located on the grounds of historic Jamestowne on the banks of the James River April 5, 2006 in Jamestowne, Virginia. The English settlement was established in April 1607 by a group of London entrepreneurs led by Captain John Smith, supported by King James I, who set sail in December 1606 on three ships named the 'Susan Constant,' the 'Discovery' and the 'Godspeed.'  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The princess and some playmates.

Historians have turned up a rather remarkable discovery here in historic Jamestown, Virginia:

The remains of the church where Pocahontas married an English tobacco farmer have been discovered at Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, archaeologists announced in October.

In the narrow, mud-walled, and well-lighted church, the daughter of Chief Powhatan and John Rolfe wed in spring 1614, ushering in eight years of peace between the colonists and the Powhatan Indians, according to William Kelso, director of archaeology for Historic Jamestowne. The public-private partnership works to preserve and interpret the settlement site.

Be sure to click on over to read the full story, which is mostly that Virginia is awesome, and we're far older than 99% of the other governments on the planet.

(h/t Biblical Paths)

  YeOldeDominion


Comments:

#1 Nose 18-Nov-2010

Virginia, real Virginia is pretty cool.

 

Northern Virginia, not so much...

#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 18-Nov-2010
#3 William Teach 21-Nov-2010

Pretty cool. Was just there last fall, great place.

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