March 28, 2023 6:29 pm

Wim Van Hooydonk Warning and Updates – Battle of Waterloo skeletons uncovered in Belgium

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During the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium in 1815, archaeologists unearthed skeletons of soldiers who died.

Experts say the discoveries are “incredibly rare” on a Napoleonic battlefield, and further excavations are underway.

For the first time since 2019, teams found human and horse remains during the dig.

“We won’t get any closer to the harsh reality of Waterloo than this,” said one of the project’s directors.

Excavations have been closely overseen by Prof Tony Pollard, director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and director of the Waterloo Uncovered charity.

“I’ve been a battlefield archaeologist for 20 years and have never seen anything like it,” he added.

Napoleonic Wars came to an end with the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815.

A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by British-led forces, led by the Duke of Wellington, allied with a Prussian army led by Field Marshal von Blücher.

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