Old skull several centuries old recovered in River Dyle in Leuven
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Old skull several centuries old recovered in River Dyle in Leuven

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Archaeologists are making no bones about this recent discovery.
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An old skull which dates back several centuries was recovered yesterday afternoon (Thursday) in the River Dyle in Leuven. This was indicated by the local Leuven police.

A passer-by spotted the skull at a point on the river where water levels are low. He alerted the emergency services. Police and firemen arrived on site and the Public Prosecutor’s Office dispatched a forensic pathologist just in case it was necessary.

Once the head was out of the water, it was quickly crystal clear that the skull did not belong to a missing person but amounted to an archeological discovery.

The fragment is now in the process of being analysed to determine its origins.


The Brussels Times