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Remains of 16th century soldier found at bottom of lake

An extremely interesting discovery was made by a group of archaeologists exploring the waters of Lithuanian Lake Oś. The researchers discovered very well-preserved remains of a 16th century soldier at the bottom of the reservoir. Underwater archaeologists exploring the waters of the longest lake in Lithuania can speak of extraordinary luck and sensation. There is
Published: November 12, 2020 - 12:35
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 21:32
Remains of 16th century soldier found at bottom of lake

An extremely interesting discovery was made by a group of archaeologists exploring the waters of Lithuanian Lake Oś. The researchers discovered very well-preserved remains of a 16th century soldier at the bottom of the reservoir.

Underwater archaeologists exploring the waters of the longest lake in Lithuania can speak of extraordinary luck and sensation. There is no other way to describe the finding of such well-preserved human remains, some 500 years old, at the bottom of the lake.

Study of medieval remains from Lake Oświe The corpse of a medieval soldier was discovered at depth, about 9 metres, during the survey remains of the old bridge in the vicinity of Dubinki. The remains were buried under a layer of mud and sand, which significantly affected the level of preservation of organic matter.

Archaeological site Lake Oświe Lithuanian underwater archaeologists They ruled out the possibility that we are dealing with a burial in this case. Nevertheless, the find is extremely interesting and represents the first discovery of its kind on Lithuanian territory.

In addition to the remains themselves, a number of personal items were also found. Among them were swordAmong them, well-preserved leather shoes and two knives. It is because of such specific equipmentresearchers assume that they are dealing with the remains of a medieval soldier.

A medieval find Lake Oświe Anthropologists who have already managed to study discovery from Lake OświeThey concluded that the remains could provisionally be described as those of a young man. Unfortunately, at the moment no traces have been found which could help determine the cause of death.

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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