Friday, March 16, 2007

Recent battlefield archaeology Digging up the past in Belgium
Today, with the spring sun trying to burn through an early morning Belgian mist, it is hard to imagine that this innocuous looking potato field was once the hellish moonscape of the front line.

By the end of World War I life on the surface had become untenable. Tons of steel fell from the sky in a near continuous bombardment.

UPDATE: More here.
Plus, I missed this:
"It's a mixture of ancient and modern. We've used ground penetrating radar, which gave us a certain trace. And then we've used the ancient method of dowsing, and that matched exactly," said Peter Barton .

Dowsing. Shot that whole thing to bits right quick.