Unearthing a 300-year-old Cannon

A 300-year-old cannon has been unearthed during construction work in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The find was made Tuesday directly in front of the federal courthouse steps on Wilmington’s riverfront. The cannon was buried 6 to 8 feet underground. “It’s right below where there are typically summertime concerts,” a spokesman for the city of Wilmington told FoxNews.com. “People have danced for years right on top of it.” “At first, the contractor wasn’t sure what it was - they proceeded to scrape some of the mud away and quickly realized that it was a cannon,” he added.

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