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We are the groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery.

As our dig has been postponed this year due to COVID-19 we are running a Virtual Programme for 2020.

Featured Content

Lockdown Lectures

Metal Detecting and Archaeology

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve presents a guide to metal detecting in archaeological settings; including how we utilise a team of metal detectorists on the battlefield of Waterloo and the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Archaeological Summaries

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

Find out about this explosive discovery we made on the reverse slope of the battlefield. This is the third film in a series covering our dig of 2019.

Visiting Historians

Andrew Roberts

In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews historian and journalist Andrew Roberts, on Napoleon's experiences, decisions and mistakes at Waterloo. Andrew's works on the Battle of Waterloo include Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe and Napoleon and Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo—And the Great Commanders Who Fought It.

Lockdown Lectures

A Tale of Two Buttons

Phil Harding explains how archaeology can connect us to the people of the past, and how even the smallest items of personal kit can tell the stories of forgotten soldiers. Watch now to find out more about the buttons of Hougoumont, lost during the Battle of Waterloo and rediscovered last year during our excavation at the famous North Gate.

Explore

Explore with Waterloo Uncovered

Take a journey to Waterloo as we bring history to life through videos, articles, lectures and interviews, and photographs. Join Tony Pollard, Phil Harding and others for our Lockdown Lectures, catch up on all the latest news in our monthly Dig Diaries, and follow the finds as they emerge from the ground with our film series from the Battle To Save Lives to an Archaeological Bombshell!

Our story

Read our story

Waterloo Uncovered is a registered UK charity that combines a world‐class archaeology project on the battlefield of Waterloo with veteran care and recovery. Working in partnership with some of Europe's top universities, and through the unique perspective of a team comprised of archaeologists, veterans, and serving soldiers, Waterloo Uncovered aims to understand war and its impact on people — and to educate the public about it.

Archaeology

Learn more about the archaeology

Since 2015, we've been uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Waterloo with an international team of expert battlefield archaeologists and the help of veterans, serving military personnel, volunteers and students. Here, you can explore our full archive of finds, watch our Archaeological Summary videos from each year of the project, view our detailed fieldwork reports, and find information on how you can get involved in archaeology.

Veterans

Learn how we're supporting veterans

Since we began in 2015, over a hundred veterans and serving military personnel, many suffering from the mental and physical impacts of their service, have made the journey with us to Waterloo to participate in the excavations. Once there, they’ve discovered much about the conflict - and about themselves. Find out more about our 12-month Welfare Programme and hear testimonies from the veterans themselves.

Donate

Donate to Waterloo Uncovered

Waterloo Uncovered is a registered charity, and our vital work in veteran welfare and recovery, as well as our important archaeological work at Waterloo, relies on donations and support from organisations, charities and individuals. We can only continue supporting veterans and serving personnel, and uncovering the secrets of the Battlefield, with your help. Can you help a veteran begin their journey towards recovery with Waterloo Uncovered?

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