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The University of Durham has consulted the Trust over plans for the future of the remains found on university ground which it recently confirmed as belonging to soldiers captured at Dunbar in 1650.
The Scottish Soldiers project team discovered the partial remains of at least 17 people during archaeological excavations ahead of building works between Durham Castle and Cathedral. It is believed that the discovery is just a fraction of a burial pit which may have held around 1600 Scottish prisoners who died during their incarceration on the site after Cromwell's victory at Dunbar.
You can find out more about what has been discerned from the remains here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/europe/pg-skeletons/
The Trust commended the Durham team and gave its support to further analysis of the remains ahead of fitting reburial and commemoration. We have also expressed our wish for a suitable monument to be raised at the site of the burial pit, where the friends and comrades of these unfortunate people still lie.
The Scottish Battlefields Trust is a new independent trust, an advocate for Scotland's rich battlefield heritage. The Trust is open to all who wish to work towards the greater promotion, interpretation, and protection of Scottish battle sites.
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