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Rare Intact Skeleton of Unknown ‘British’ Soldier Found on Battlefield of Waterloo

Posted by admin on Jun 13, 2012

Among the thousands of men slain on the battlefield at Waterloo, he died, unrecognised and uncelebrated. But almost 200 years later, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the soldier – with the musket ball that felled him still between his ribs.

Historians believe he is from one of the Duke of Wellington’s British regiments, and described the discovery of the skeleton as one of the best ever war finds.

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