1815 Waterloo skeleton found!

Skeleton of a 23 year old combatant from Waterloo in 1815.

 

He was British, and no he did not lose his head. It was damage in the excavation. Note the musket ball lodged in the rib cage.

Other items such as coins, a spoon and a rifle butt were also found. Excellent stuff!

Full article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158303/Rare-intact-skeleton-British-soldier-site-Waterloo-battlefield-musket-ball-felled-ribs.html

 

“Everywhere you stand in Europe, scores of men have shed blood for millennia in an attempt to hold to that little piece of land, to temporarily erect great stone walls in defense, to briefly hold on to an idea of safety that will never fully arrive. This continent was forged in the kilns of war, bathed in the blood of our first born sons and crucified by the cold edge of a steel sword.”

Albert Camus

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