Remains of medieval soldier found in Lithuanian lake

Photo: A. Matiukas

Archaeologists and divers have unearthed the remains of a medieval soldier from the underwater slope of Lake Asveja in eastern Lithuania. 

The human remains were found under a layer of mud and sand at a depth of nine meters during an underwater examination of the remains of the old Dubingiai bridge, said Elena Pranckenaite.

She said the underwater find, which was not a burial, was unique and the first of its kind in Lithuania.

Personal belongings found nearby, including a sword, well-preserved leather boots and two knives, suggest that the remains belonged to a medieval soldier.

Read the full story at Lithuanian Radio and Television



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