Thursday, July 26, 2007

Photo Gallery: Archaeologists excavate mass grave from Thirty Years War
We here at Posted are suckers for a good, old-fashioned excavation — especially when archaeologists are digging up something as cool as a mass grave of soldiers killed during the Thirty Years War.

According to a report from Reuters, the grave contains about 100 soldiers killed during a battle between Swedish and imperial Saxon troops during the Thirty Years War on Oct. 5, 1636, near the village of Scharfenberg, Germany. The grave with was discovered during construction works at an industrial area in April, 2007.

The gallery is pretty neat, although a bit repetitive. Sample: