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Thirty Years’ War mass grave excavated

Archaeologists are working to excavate a mass grave containin the remains of at least 75 soldiers who were killed during the Battle of Lützen, which took place in 163 in Germany.

The grave was discovered in the late summer of 2011. The 42-square-metre tomb is 1.1 metres deep.

“With the help of anthropological methods, the victims’ ages, wounds, causes of death and illnesses will be determined,” Friederich added.

The archaeologist said it would take six experts a year to completely unearth the tomb. She said it is thought the dead were buried without clothing, weapons or other personal effects.

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Story: The Local | Photo: The Local

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