200-year-old remains of soldier found on Waterloo battlefield

Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Admin


The remains of a young man, killed during the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, has been found, complete with a musket ball in his ribs.

“You can almost see him dying,” Belgian archeologist Dominique Bosquet said of the skeleton, lying on its back with the spherical musket bullet that felled the soldier still between his ribs.

“The skeleton is intact,” Bosquet told RTL television on Tuesday.

Believed to have died June 18, 1815, the remains were found under 40 centimetres (15 inches) of soil as if the young soldier’s comrades had hurriedly buried him when he fell on the battleground.

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Story: AFP | Photo: AFP

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