Mass Grave from Thirty Years’ War Battle Reveals Soldiers’ Fatal Wounds

Mass Grave from Thirty Years' War Battle Reveals Soldiers' Fatal Wounds

In November of 1632, the townspeople of Lützen, Germany, were stuck with a grim task: They had to bury some 9,000 soldiers who were left dead on a battlefield after a bloody fight during the Thirty Years' War. Archaeologists recently undid some of that work. A few years ago, researchers uncovered a mass grave at the site of the Battle of Lützen.By analyzing the bones, they have now learned more about the violent lives and deaths of soldiers from this era. [See Images of the War Grave and Battle Injuries]

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