Found: General Wellington’s French invasion command post

Published on August 24th, 2009 | by Admin


Portuguese archaeologists may have unearthed the headquarters of Luso-British troop commander General Wellington at a dig north of Lisbon.

The General’s private quarters, a store room, a warehouse and a weapons locker were defined during the excavation. The division had been previously outlined in maps but this is the first time excavations were attempted to unearth them.

Of the weaponry storeroom, Archeologist Artur Rocha explained to news agency Lusa “strategically it is one of the most important points within the fort as it offered privileged views in comparison to other war weaponry storerooms and the cannons’ positioned on the Torres Vedras line. That is why we believe the room was General Wellington’s command post”.

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