World war II tunnel found: Sensation in Flanders?

In the Westf country Kosovo village of Wijtschate try to archaeologists, the Remains of a German tunnel system to be exposed. The "Korte great" counted during

World war II tunnel found: Sensation in Flanders?

In the Westf country Kosovo village of Wijtschate try to archaeologists, the Remains of a German tunnel system to be exposed. The "Korte great" counted during the First world war to an extensive fortress that German troops had erected on the hill near the town of Ypres.

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From professional circles, it was said that the Fund would become an archaeological Sensation. "Should the tunnel or just after the war closed, you could get stuck in the Tunnel, a real time capsule", as the German military historian Robin shepherd. In the best case, the fates of many of the Missing were thus clarified.

the head of The excavation, Simon Verdegem, slowed on Friday, however, the expectations. "It is still open whether we can open the tunnels at all." The majority spent under a road must not be damaged during the excavation. It should be possible nonetheless, is the Chance to find there are a lot of.

The number of war artifacts along the 400-Meter-long road section, he on behalf of the Institute for Flemish heritage, it is now exceptional. Including the Remains of stalls and a narrow-gauge railroad. Triggered by the excavations by construction workers, which were encountered in the construction of a new sewage system in the city on a German world war II bunker. The construction of rest currently. Until the 17th century. In July, the archaeologists have the opportunity to create more relics of the fierce fighting on the surface.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 09:20

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