Earlier this month, a team of expert archaeologists set their sites on the Alamo and got to digging. Tearing up sidewalks and closing down surrounding streets in the process, the “systematic archaeological study” was searching for one thing: the historic Texas monument’s original walls.
Well, as the San Antonio Express News reports, although it might not look like much, the team did manage to find part of an adobe wall that would have surrounded the original structure. Or so they’re hoping.
There’s a chance the wall, found about 2 feet beneath the surface, could be a part of another structure from the 1700s that was no longer standing during the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
There’s still a chance for further discovery. The team plans to dig up to 4 feet deep during the excavation, which is a part of a plan to “reimagine the Alamo” and make it that much easier to remember.