1,000-Year-Old Remains Found Near Famous Battlefield Reveal Man Was Hacked Six Times In The Head From Behind

 

 

 


 

 

” The famous battle took place nearly 1,000 years ago, but the badly scarred skull of a man could be the first-ever recorded victim of the Battle of Hastings.

  Experts have revealed that it belongs to a 45-year-old man who was hacked six times with a sword to the back of his head – and could provide first-hand evidence of the brutal battle of 1066.

  No bones have previously been discovered of anyone who fought and died during the historic event.

  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.”

 

 

Battle scarred: The badly damaged skull of a man (pictured) could be the first-ever recorded victim of the Battle of Hastings. Experts have revealed that it belongs to a 45-year-old man who was hacked six times with a sword to the back of his head

 

 

 

” 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.

  But radiocarbon testing of the remains at the University of Edinburgh dated them to 28 years either side of 1063.

  Scientists believe the man was therefore likely to have been involved in fighting at the time of the Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings.

  Based upon the way he was buried, they think he was probably British.”

 

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