Animal and human remains were discovered at the Battle of Waterloo battlefield.


At the site of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, a group of archaeologists discovered unusual human and horse remains.

The find follows the most recent dig, which started digging again this year for the first time since 2019.

The investigation into some of the deadliest combat of the conflict has been concentrated on two locations, Mont-Saint-Jean farm and Plancenoit.

On a Napoleonic battlefield, experts describe the discoveries as “extremely unusual,” and more digging is being done to uncover more information about the remains.

Professor Tony Pollard, one of the project’s archaeological directors and the head of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, remarked, “I’ve been a battlefield archaeologist for 20 years and have never seen anything like it.”

A team of archaeologists have uncovered rare skeletons of humans and horses at the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium (Credits: PA)

“This is as close as we’re going to get to the brutal reality of Waterloo,”

At Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, which served as the Duke of Wellington’s primary field hospital throughout the conflict, the remains of three amputated limbs were discovered during excavation.

The work has focused on two sites at Mont-Saint-Jean farm and Plancenoit (Picture: PA)

Professor Pollard has been joined by archaeologists and war veterans from the Waterloo Uncovered project, which employs archaeology as a tool to aid soldiers in resolving their many conflicts.

The crew expects to make some ground-breaking discoveries concerning the events that occurred at these significant battlefield sites as they continue their digs until July 15.

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