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Medieval skeleton may have belonged to warrior

Lewes-Priory

Bones found in a medieval cemetery in England may belong to a soldier who was killed during the Battle of Lewes in 1264.

Most of the skeletons show signs of leprosy and other medieval diseases, but Skeleton 180 is different.

The skull has been hacked with a sword and was buried near Lewes Prison, close to where the most brutal fighting happened during the famous battle nearly 750 years ago.

Edwina Livesey, a Battle of Lewes officer for Sussex Archaeological Society, said the discovery was “incredible”.

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Story: Bill Gardner, The Argus | Photo: The Argus

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