House of ancients cleared by clearing house after an earthquake
New Jersey has cleared the last of the ancient tombs from its Hillside Cemetery, after an ancient site was discovered to contain the remains of people who were buried in ancient times.
The discovery was made Wednesday.
The Hillside, a historic neighborhood in the Jersey Shore, was once home to a population of about 300 people, but it is now the home of the New Jersey Historical Society, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Cultural Resources.
The tombs at the cemetery are believed to be from the early 2nd century BC, but there are also many ancient tomuses at other sites in the state.
The NJHPS is the state agency responsible for protecting historic sites in New Jersey.