A new discovery in Florida has the potential to help archaeologists reconstruct a forgotten tomb buried deep in the desert sands.
The tomb was found in the middle of a sandstone sandstone mound at Liberty Springs, which is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world.
The excavation site was found by a local man, who noticed that a huge pile of sandstone blocks and debris was sitting on top of the mound.
“It’s like a large pile of dirt,” said the man, whose name has not been released.
“You can see that it was probably built in the mid-1800s or early 1900s,” he said.
But the discovery was not what was initially thought.
Instead, the archaeologists had uncovered a large stone burial mound, which had been abandoned for decades, buried under a layer of sandstones that had once been used to make the surrounding soil.
“The entire mound is sandstone, and you can see the layers of sand that make up the mound,” said archaeologist Mike Schaffer.
The discovery has sparked debate among the locals who have come to visit Liberty Springs.
“I think it’s important to let the locals have a say,” said Mark Wahlstrom, a member of the community board.
Many people have questioned whether the tomb could have been the tomb of a local leader, like an ancestor, or whether it could have once been the remains of a military leader.
“It is an amazing discovery,” said John McFarland, an avid visitor.
“We’ve never seen anything like it before in our lives.
It’s a little bit of history that has never been seen before.”
“The tomb is a great reminder of the people who lived here,” said resident Tammie Siegel.
“It reminds me that they did not live in isolation, they lived in close proximity.”
But not everyone is convinced.
“There’s not a lot of information out there about this tomb, it’s just a mystery,” said a local resident, who wished to remain anonymous.
More to come.