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WACO, Texas (AP) — More than 200 skeletal remains unearthed during a museum expansion project in Waco six years ago will be buried again after paperwork is complete.

After the Texas Historic Commission approves a company’s archaeology report later this year, the city will rebury the remains in a Waco cemetery.

The graves were exhumed in 2007 and 2008 after city officials discovered they stood in the way of completing an office building behind the Texas Ranger Museum.

The construction cut through a forgotten section of a historic cemetery that began in the 1850s. Some graves were moved in the 1960s, but nobody knew until recently that mostly headstones were moved — not bodies.

The Waco Tribune-Herald  reports that each body will get its own grave but probably cannot be identified.

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