The Battle of Waterloo, which defined modern Europe and ended the Napoleonic era, has been studied by generations. But while the field remains remarkably unaltered, it has never been the subject of a comprehensive archaeological survey. This means that our understanding of the world’s most famous land battle is reliant on first hand accounts that are often confusing, inaccurate or biased. Only Archaeology can significantly deepen our understanding of the battle and bring to life what it was like for a soldier to fight and die at Waterloo.
Waterloo Uncovered is a ground breaking archaeology project that kicks off in 2015 (the Bicentenary of Waterloo), that aims reveal the secrets that have been buried underground for 200 years. The project will be led by leading battlefield archaeologists but include wounded veterans from recent campaigns which will aid their recovery from injury and rehabilitation into life after the army