Lakes and rivers are also the places where literally hundreds of thousands of soldiers, perhaps millions of them who participated in the wars that have occurred globally over many generations, have fallen after battle.
In World War II alone, the number of soldiers who slipped beneath the surface of oceans, rivers and lakes across Europe is almost inconceivable; they died and fell into the murky depths, their bodies never recovered.
That was the fate of a medieval soldier whose remains were recently discovered in a lake in Lithuania. Experts know he was a soldier because two knives and a sword were found near the body, all of which were amazingly well preserved, said the archaeologists and divers involved in the retrieval.
Also, he was still wearing the leather boots he died in, and other leather items were found near the remains, which experts think are straps for the knives.
All this bounty for archaeologists was found nine metres down in Lake Asveja, the largest lake in Lithuania and the source of many other valuable, centuries-old discoveries reports Live Science
It is near the Dubingiai Bridge, located near the ruins of Dubingiai Castle, once an imposing, important structure in medieval Lithuania and vital to the country’s defence against outside threats.
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