The soldier found at the bottom of a lake after century is still wearing leather boots

The soldier found at the bottom of a lake after century is still wearing leather boots

Medieval shoes are popping up. A group of archeologist and Lithuanian divers brought the remains of an ancient soldier to light. The man, who had been at the bottom of the Asveja lake for over 500 years, was still wearing his leather boots.

 Leather boots

The team of experts, reports irl.lt, found the soldier 9 meters deep, covered by a layer of mud, while conducting an examination of Dubingiai’s old bridge.  Next to the remains, researchers found the soldier’s personal effects: a sword, two knives, and a pair of well-conserved leather boots. All elements that led the party to think the remains are those of a Medieval man. A surprise, given that archeologists and divers have been checking the bottom of lake Asveja since 1998. The finding is the first of its kind, as experts claim the discovery was not of a burial place. According to preliminary examinations, the soldier was very young, and as researchers of the Vilnius’ Medical Department are still analyzing the body, they cannot be sure of the cause of death.

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