Rare find at Waterloo of intact 200-year remains

Source of News Item: 
France 24 – AFP
June 2012

 

Belgian archaeologists have unearthed the complete remains of a soldier on the Waterloo battlefield. The young man is thought to have been killed on June 18, 1815. His skeleton, a musket ball in his ribs, a spoon, a coin, a leather strap, and a piece of wood carved with the initials C.B. were covered by just 15 inches of soil on land held by English troops. The archaeologists will try to identify the remains.