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Nazi detention camp trash pit excavated

Archaeologists in the Netherlands have excavated the trash pit of Westerbork, a WWII Nazi detention camp, and interviewed one of the people who survived the camp about seeing some of the recovered artifacts. Micha Schliesser picks the undamaged lid of a butter dish out of one of the boxes with excavated

Unearthed: The world’s first prisoner of war camp

Archaeologists in England have unearthed what is thought to be the world’s first prisoner of war camp. The area housed 7,000 captured French soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars. The 22-acre prison was bought by the British Government in 1797, to build a barracks capable of holding thousands of troops and a