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Rare find at Waterloo of intact 200-year remains
France 24 – AFP - June 12, 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.

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