A WW1 British gas mask from the burnt down shelter!

The excavation nears it´s end and today we filed up excavation area I on the hillock of death. The second excavation area here with remains of wooden structures was documented and might be excavated in full tomorrow.

The excavations of the burnt down shelter was very interesting today as we finally cleared the first of the approximately 10 (!) excavation layers.

Many interesting finds too and among them a British WW1 gasmask, a container for films (sadly the film had melted in the heat of the fire), fragments of the door and the stove of the shelter, a glass bottle along with many more finds that are now carefully packed before being sent for conservation.

The weather forecast for tomorrow here in Hanko isn´t as good as we had hoped but let´s see what we can do despite the rain and wind.


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