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Artifacts found at Lawrence of Arabia campsite

Two tobacco tins and some other artifacts have been found at a campsite used by Lawrence of Arabia’s army during the 1916-1918 Great Arab Revolt.

The tins were discovered by archaeologists who have been surveying the Arab army site in Wuheida, southern Jordan, since it was discovered in November.

They were used to supply Wills cigarettes from Bristol to British and Arab troops fighting the Ottoman Turks during the First World War.

Archaeologists from Bristol University also recovered numerous bullets, spent cartridges, cartridge clips, and British military buttons from the encampment.

In 1916 Arabs keen on freeing themselves from Ottoman rule launched the Great Arab Revolt.

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