New Jersey to rebury colonial treasures

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Archeologists who have uncovered the ruins of an important colonial site in New Jersey's capital Trenton will have to rebury them soon because the state doesn't have the money to finish the project.

Petty's Run, an iron and steel forge dating from about 1730, has yielded fragments of guns and pottery, cups, coins and other items from before and after the American Revolution, during a year-long dig next to the State House.

With the artifacts removed, the ruins are now scheduled to be reburied in the spring of 2011 because officials in the cash-strapped state say they can't afford to build a visitor center, or find any other way of making the site safe for the public....

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