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Friday, August 23, 2013

Prayer Vigil honors sacred site

On Tuesday, August 27, at noon, a special Native American Prayer Vigil will be held at the recently uncovered sacred site at 300 SE 3rd Street in downtown Miami, just east of the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel on SE Biscayne Way.  

Archaeological excavation has revealed several circles of manmade post-holes, a well which was cut into the stone, and, most poignantly, over a thousand human bones. 

The find confirms that this entire area on both sides of the Miami River was a thriving Tequesta settlement, approximately 2,500 years old, with many stories to tell.  Thus, a precious part of Miami’s history, hidden for centuries, has come to light. The Prayer Vigil is an invitation to the entire, diverse community to participate in recognizing, honoring, and appreciating this remarkable discovery.

Parts of Miami's Royal Palm Hotel from 1896 have also been discovered. 

This is Miami's birthplace. 

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I would like to be there o Tuesday 27!

August 24, 2013 7:13 PM  

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