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Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:22 PM by Pat Shingleton

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The Daily Telegraph reports that the bodies of more than 80 soldiers from World War I have been recovered from melting glaciers. Experts from the Archaeological Heritage Office in Trento, Italy report that the mummified bodies of the soldiers were discovered near the small northern town of Peio. Glaciers began to melt in the 1990s and the first evidence of mail, apparently written by the soldiers, began flooding from the mountains into the town. Bodies then began to emerge that were amazingly well preserved due to the ice. Two soldiers died on the Presena Glacier in May, 1918 and were discovered in the crevasse. Weather was an enemy to both sides and at 12,000 feet the temperature plunged to -30 degrees. Avalanches also took many lives.

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