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Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found...
Daily Mail ^ | 5-22-14 | Sarah Griffiths

Posted on 05/22/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by Pharmboy

Full headline: Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found near famous battlefield reveal man was hacked six times in the head from behind

Remains were found Lewes, East Sussex - around 20 miles from the famous battlefield - on the site of a medieval hospital

They belong to a 45-year-old-man who took six sword blows to the top of his head before dying

Scientists used radio carbon dating to conclude that the man was probably involved in fighting at the time of the Norman invasion

They think he was likely British because of the way he was buried

No bones have previously been recovered of anyone who fought and died in the battle of 1066 and experts are excited by the discovery

The skull forms part of a skeleton that was first dug up in 1994 during excavations in Lewes, East Sussex - around 20 miles from the famous battlefield.

Bones were originally sent to experts at the University of York as part of preparations to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: 1066; ancientautopsies; battlehastings; battleofhastings; battleofsenlac; dbcooperfound; eastsussex; godsgravesglyphs; jimmyhoffafound; lewes
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Quite a find, but hard to prove.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: SunkenCiv

Hastings was a tough day for this Brit.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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who took six sword blows to the top of his head before dying

That is an official 'bad hair' day. Ouch.

/johnny

3 posted on 05/22/2014 7:04:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Pharmboy

but they still haven’t found the bullet that killed Vince Foster......


4 posted on 05/22/2014 7:12:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Pharmboy

How much different this battle would have been if there were formations of gays and women...


5 posted on 05/22/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Gives a new meaning to blow me.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 7:17:26 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SunkenCiv

If it had a arrow through the eye — it could have been Harold.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 7:17:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Pharmboy

“six blows to the top of the head”

He was pretty well smitten. Smited? Smote?
(”Stay down Henry, you stubborn git!”)
Smatted?


8 posted on 05/22/2014 7:36:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Pharmboy

6 whacks w a sword?!?!

If not for the evidence of the damage to the skull I would have suggested wimpy swordsman...but...DAMN!


9 posted on 05/22/2014 7:43:49 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

Mama. I think my head hurts!


10 posted on 05/22/2014 7:50:15 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: tumblindice

“Ay’m not dead yet!”


11 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: G Larry

“Merely a flesh wound...”


12 posted on 05/22/2014 7:54:16 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

“Its only a flesh wound.”


13 posted on 05/22/2014 7:54:20 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Pharmboy

aargh!

4 seconds!


14 posted on 05/22/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

HA! Only four seconds separate geniuses...


15 posted on 05/22/2014 7:55:53 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy
It certainly demonstrates the violence of the period.

The Wars of the Roses were just as nasty.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 7:56:38 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: G Larry

The guy was faking it.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 7:57:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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man was hacked six times in the head from behind

Must have been a government worker who committed suicide.

-PJ

18 posted on 05/22/2014 7:57:34 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Pharmboy; MeshugeMikey; Jane Long; crosslink; RitaOK; xzins; All

Workplace violence was cutting edge, even back then.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 8:02:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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They think he was likely British because of the way he was buried

The fact that it took six blows to the head to kill him means he was probably a Scot.
20 posted on 05/22/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (BS, MS, PhD and a BMF besides)
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