Thursday, 2 May 2013

Carbon test hopes for 'Battle of Lewes casualty'


Skull

The skull has sword wounds and a large number of blows to the head



Tests are under way on a skeleton found in an East Sussex town to find out if it is a victim of the 1264 Battle of Lewes.
Lewes is gearing up for celebrations next year to mark the 750th anniversary of the battle between the armies of King Henry III and Simon de Montfort.
York University experts are testing bones thought to be those of a soldier.
Sussex Archaeological Society said the skeleton could take centre stage in next year's anniversary celebrations.

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