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By Mike Scott In 1987, crews working on an expansion of a shopping mall adjacent to the Superdome unearthed a grisly discovery: Bones. Human bones. And lots of them. Turns out, the Dome was built on the site of an old New Orleans cemetery. While efforts had been made to relocate all the remains at… Read More ‘Voodoo City’ Episode 3: ‘The Superdome Curse’