In the last Dig Diary of 2020, we review a challenging but successful year, and look ahead to the future of Waterloo Uncovered.
Acknowledging the impact of war on people through the ages is a very important part of the work of Waterloo Uncovered. Here, some of our previous participants – men and women who have served themselves – offer their reflections on their own experiences and on the accounts left by the people who fought and suffered in the battle 200 years ago, in Waterloo Uncovered’s annual act of remembrance, Reading to Remember.
In this special fundraising edition of Waterloo Uncovered’s Dig Diary, we bring you news of a brave skydiving challenge, our plans for a word record breaking relay on the Rock of Gibraltar, and a very special request from our own Phil Harding!
Phil Harding, known for his work on Channel 4’s Time Team and one of Waterloo Uncovered’s Archaeological Supervisors, recaps the highlights from our Lockdown Lecture series and has a special request for our viewers and supporters. Can you help us continue our work?
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.
In this month’s dig diary, we look at the effect coronavirus has had on archaeology, update you on an upcoming miniature model of Waterloo, and tell you about our future plans with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans…
In our final Lockdown Lecture of the summer, Time Team’s Phil Harding describes one of his favourite excavations from his Time Team days: the site of Hopton Castle in Shropshire, which was under siege during the English Civil War.
Article by Mike Greenwood, from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Annual Report, September 2020.
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries on the battlefield, and how archaeology can aid in veteran welfare and recovery.
In a very special Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve takes us on a tour of a virtual Hougoumont farm, courtesy of Pan Immersion.