Bod­ies of Ev­i­dence

BBC History Magazine - - Out & About -

Palace Green Li­brary, Durham Univer­sity Un­til 7 Oc­to­ber 0191 334 6316 dur.ac.uk/li­brary/asc The story of the 17th-cen­tury Scot­tish sol­diers, cap­tured by Oliver Cromwell’s army af­ter the bat­tle of Dun­bar in 1650 and dis­cov­ered in two mass burial sites in Durham city cen­tre, is be­ing told in a new ex­hi­bi­tion. The dis­play demon­strates how sci­en­tific tech­niques have helped ar­chae­ol­o­gists piece to­gether the ev­i­dence to re­veal how the sol­diers lived, why they died, and what be­came of those who sur­vived.

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