200 skeletons of Napoleon's army found in Frankfurt

200 skeletons of Napoleon's army found in Frankfurt


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History never ceases to amaze us and thanks to the work of many experts we can echo the news about which this post is about. Hundreds of skeletons belonging to soldiers of Napoleon's army They have been discovered in the German city of Frankfurt, in an area where the construction of a building was planned.

According to the mayor of the city, Olaf Cunitz, it is estimated that there are about 200 bodies. He also stated that after preliminary investigations it can be confirmed that They are soldiers who belonged to Napoleon's great Army and who died in 1813 after returning after the defeat suffered by the French general's army in the campaign against the Russians in their motherland.

During their way back they not only could not rest but also fought, especially in the city of Hanau, close to Frankfurt, where it has been recorded that the death toll reached 15,000.

The tombs were discovered thanks to the inspection work of a group of archaeologists in the same place where at the end of the seventies other soldiers were found as reported from different media. It is also suspected that they could have died from their wounds or from the typhus epidemic that killed thousands of soldiers from Napoleon's Grand Army, although at the moment nothing has been confirmed.

As stated by Andrea Hampel, currently responsible for the supervision of historical monuments in Frankfurt, what has recently been found are emergency dug graves, something very common among the army medical services in those years.

The mere fact that the soldiers were buried in coffins made it easier for their bodies to be preserved much better that if they had been buried in a common grave or one by one in a hole in the ground, so many, if not all, the skeletons are very well preserved, where they appear aligned in parallel, although they do not present any kind of identification.

The experts who are studying the bodies, assure that these They are poorly oriented, in a North / South direction, when in Christian Europe the deceased were always buried in an East / West direction, something that showed that they could be buried in a hurry, although more tests still need to be carried out to find out more details about the deceased, despite the fact that some buttons from the jackets that were found could place the date of their death in the year 1813 approximately.

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