Remains of medieval warrior found in Lithuania

THE remains of a medieval warrior, complete with well-preserved weapons, were found at the bottom of a lake in Lithuania.

The discovery was made during restoration work on the Dubingiai Bridge over Lake Asveja, in Lithuania.

The remains date from the 16th or 17th century and were found near a castle.

According to the Baltic News Service agency, the workers were analyzing the posts that support the bridge when they found the well-preserved body of a soldier at a depth of about 30 feet, along with his equipment and intact weapons.

Divers from the National Museum of Lithuania went to the site and found boots with spurs, a leather belt with buckles, a sword, and two knives with wooden handles.

It is not yet known how the body got to the bottom of the lake, but it is believed that it must be related to the nearby presence of Dubingiai Castle. The remains are those of a young man, whose cause of death is not known.

According to Live Science, the remains and objects have been transferred to the National Museum of Lithuania, where they will undergo further analysis.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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