Czaszka żołnierza oznaczonego…

Czaszka żołnierza oznaczonego jako „Towton 25”. Żołnierz swoje już przeżył, bo jego wiek określono na 36 – 45 lat i miał wcześniej pękniętą czaszkę – najprawdopodobniej uderzenie tępym przedmiotem. Jego szczęście jednak skończyło się podczas bitwy pod Towton 29 marca 1461 roku podczas Wojny Dwóch Róż – otrzymał osiem ran w głowę.
„The soldier now known as Towton 25 had survived battle before. A healed skull fracture points to previous engagements. He was old enough—somewhere between 36 and 45 when he died—to have gained plenty of experience of fighting. But on March 29th 1461, his luck ran out.
Towton 25 suffered eight wounds to his head that day. The precise order can be worked out from the direction of fractures on his skull: when bone breaks, the cracks veer towards existing areas of weakness. The first five blows were delivered by a bladed weapon to the left-hand side of his head, presumably by a right-handed opponent standing in front of him. None is likely to have been lethal.
The next one almost certainly was. From behind him someone swung a blade towards his skull, carving a down-to-up trajectory through the air. The blow opened a huge horizontal gash into the back of his head—picture a slit you could post an envelope through. Fractures raced down to the base of his skull and around the sides of his head. Fragments of bone were forced in to Towton 25’s brain, felling him.”ArtykułArtykułArtykuł
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