Thursday, May 24, 2018

It's a beautiful day to dig up some mortar rounds

Tim Woler excavates some World War I munitions.  I can see why construction crews call in the archaeologists before building on what was the Western Front.


Quite a change from Hadrian's Wall, Tim.  I expect that if the Legionnaires on the Rhine Limes in 406 had some of these the whole history of the West might have been different.

2 comments:

Tim Wolter said...

Well it was the next cellar over, so I did not get any closer than to take this picture. Our explosives guy is very good and there was no danger. Surreal though, in a time when we worry about getting splinters from playground equipment....

Tim Wolter

Borepatch said...

Ah, the degraded times in which we live. Hemingway would have looked for a tube to launch them. Or detonated them in a lagoon to "go fishing".

;-)