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42flanker05 Oct 2021 1:35 a.m. PST

Communal Crusader graves found in the Lebanon

"The recent discovery in Sidon, Lebanon, of crusader mass graves dating back to the 13th century extremely rare finds confirms the reality of the brutality of the Crusades period.
Perforated, sliced, sheered, decapitated… The entangled human remains of at least 25 individuals with numerous traumatic marks were unearthed during archaeological excavations conducted in the moat northeast of St. Louis Castle in Sidon, south of Beirut, Lebanon.""


Original Bournemouth University research paper:
Urban warfare in the Crusades: Weapon injuries in 13th century mass grave deposits at the fortified town of Sidon (Lebanon)
Authors: Mikulski, R., Schutkowski, H., Smith, M.J. and Mitchell, P.D.

Volume: 165
Pages: 177-178

42flanker11 Oct 2021 1:13 a.m. PST

In red and yellow, the traces of impacts of wounds ffrom edged found on the skeletons of crusaders from the Sidon burials


SHaT198413 Oct 2021 11:37 a.m. PST

Hmm, that, variety and spread doesn't really look like actual battle effects. (Or is the diag a composite of all bodies?)
More like cannibalistic dismemberment…
thanks, d

dapeters14 Oct 2021 12:41 p.m. PST

In the other mass graves and a few individual graves many of the bodies have multiple wounds that had been from earlier conflicts, some of the wounds had been in their time near mortal.

42flanker20 Oct 2021 11:18 a.m. PST

I believe it is a composite survey of wounds noted. The article Southampton University document linked above will probably clarify.

Simo Hayha20 Oct 2021 11:23 p.m. PST

that is an awful diagram. the similarity of symbols used and the choice to use only 2 colors. ridiculous.

42flanker23 Oct 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

I can only apologise

SHaT198423 Oct 2021 2:38 p.m. PST

>>that is an awful diagram.

Academia aren't known for their usefulness [runs and hides…]

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