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Scouting NYC posts pics from his visit to the lost town of Goverthing, partially unearthed on NYC’s Governors Island -

This winter, during demolition works on Governors Island in preparation for the site of the future park, contractors by accident discovered the remains of a disappeared hamlet. Since then, an archaeological team from Flanders (Belgium) has been examining this part of the island.
For safety reasons, the archaeologists conducted their excavations out of public sight until September.
The site will be exclusively open to the public, until the closing of Governors Island on October 11th.
The archaeologists are really amazed by their discoveries, and thrilled to be able to share the site with the public during this unique opportunity.

Though much of the story and artifacts seem amazing but believable, Goverthing is in fact the fictitious subject of “The Archaeological Dig” art project. Still, looks like a fun exhibit for those in the NYC area.

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


  • Jared

    I feel really special now that they are only letting the public in, and I am one of that elite group! Yay!

  • Eleanor

    This is obviously not a true archaeological dig, although it does take a minute when you visit to realize it. That said, I do think it’s an interesting idea, to have something that’s not portrayed as art on exhibit to see how people react. When you think it’s “real” instead of a “representation” (art), you react differently. Your imagination is more engaged, because it’s still in the process of being “uncovered”– rather than “on display” in a museum somewhere. See my blog post here: http://bit.ly/3m9pu

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