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Nat Turner's Skull To Be Returned To Descendants After Nearly 200 Years

After almost two centuries, the remains of Nat Turner have finally been returned to his family. Turner was executed at age 31 in 1831 after leading an unsuccessful slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner was captured from hiding two months after leading a group of slaves and free blacks on a rampage that resulted in the deaths of 55 white people. His body was flayed, beheaded and quartered, with most of his remains kept for scientific use and his skull reportedly passed through several private hands over the years.
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