• Many of the bodies of the accused and executed witches were buried in shallow, unmarked graves. However, there is historical evidence that the body of Rebecca Nurse was
Most of the accused witches lost their property while in jail, and their families were unable to reclaim it, even after their deaths. This is the house of Rebecca Nurse. Reproduced by permission of the Corbis Corporation (Bellevue).
secretly removed from its grave and given a proper burial. This grave still lacked any marking, for fear that someone might desecrate (violate or vandalize) the site.
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