Archaeologists found the remains of three people beneath the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, during an archaeological dig before renovations were about to begin.
The remains of an infant, a teenager or young adult, and an adult were found in Alamo church’s monks burial room and nave, the Texas General Land Office said.
The excavation was stopped and an on-site tribal monitor was notified. The Alamo is undergoing a $450 million makeover and is scheduled to be completed by 2024.
The Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block the renovation of the shrine, The Associated Press reported. The group wants to decide what happens to any human remains. Many of its members are descendants of people who lived near the site.
A recent survey showed that the Alamo is one of the top destinations for Americans taking road trips.