Discovery In The Western Front Trenches

Archaeology During The Great War

Image source: The Telegraph

Their Stories

The accounts of soldiers discovering ancient artefacts in their trenches are stories often lost in the histories of the Great War. Click here to read about individual soldiers and their story of discovering artefacts and entire archaeological sites in the trenches.

The Sites

Today, several medieval sites that were occupied by troops during WW1 are public attractions. Click here for their wartime history.

Tour The Sites

Click here to see the sites mapped out and how they can fit into your trip through the Western Front!