New York Times: Last Known Slave Ship Is Remarkably Well Preserved, Researchers Say

New York Times: Last Known Slave Ship Is Remarkably Well Preserved, Researchers Say. “As much as two-thirds of the original structure remains, including the hold below the main deck where 110 people were imprisoned during the ship’s final, brutal journey from Benin to Mobile in 1860. The researchers said it was possible that DNA could be extracted from the sealed, oxygen-free hull, which is filled with silt. Barrels, casks and bags used to stow provisions for the captives could also be found inside, they said.”

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