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Thirty Years War Grave Explored

By April 6, 2012

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Last summer archaeologists discovered a mass grave dating from the Thirty Years War, and now they're starting to excavate. There are possibly seventy-five dead, buried in a 1.1 metre deep grave, and will take six years to fully unearth. The bodies are believed to be connected to the Battle of Lützen, one of the most costly battles of the war and the one in which King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed. The experts will be using modern techniques to discover the victims ages, causes of death and health, as far as is possible, and - according to The Local - they'll be able to work out where they came from.


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