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16th century soldier skeleton with sword found in lake in Lithuania

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Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a late-medieval era soldier, complete with his sword and boots, at the bottom of a lake in Lithuania.

The 500-year-old skeleton was discovered during an underwater inspection of a bridge over Lake Asveja, about an hour outside Vilnius.

The body was under a layer of silt and sand some 30 feet below the surface.

According to archaeologist Elena Pranckėnaitė, it’s believed sediment deposited by currents covered the body over the centuries.

Medical experts were able to determine the corpse’s gender and the era he died in, but they are still looking for a cause of death.

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A medieval soldier's remains, along with his sword, boots, belt and other items, were recovered from the bottom of Lake Asveja in Lithuania

A medieval soldier’s remains, along with his sword, boots, belt and other items, were recovered…



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