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Skeletons found in mass graves are 17th Century Scottish soldiers

(2 September 2015)

New analysis carried out on skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, UK, has led experts to conclude they are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 Battle of Dunbar.

Researchers at Durham University concluded that the identification of the remains as the Dunbar prisoners was “the only plausible explanation” when scientific data was analysed alongside historical information. 

Find out more on the Scottish Soldiers Project web pages.

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