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I live on an ancient battle field. The Waterloo battle where Napoleon fought against the English, Scotts, Prussians and Dutchs etc. and lost. A memorial in the form of a statue of a lion (looking towards France) had been built on a hill in Waterloo from 1823 until 1826 with the remaining arms left on the field, such as swords, canons etc. It has 226 stairs and is called La Butte du Lion. It is said that it is the exact point where the Prince of Orange (Netherlands) was wounded.
It is probably true that the remaining rests of arms are burried under the hill but a legend says it was also built with bones and skulls of the fallen soldiers which were collected by women put in baskets which they carried on their backs and put all together to form the hill. Then it was covered with grass and today it looks like on the picture below.
When it is midnight and the moon is shining (which doesn't happen very often due to the always cloudy sky) you can hear the wounded soldiers moaning.
Miles around the Lion Hill farmers still find bones, skulls or arms from the battle. Some residents find them in their gardens. When we moved to Waterloo I hoped to find some battle left overs in our garden. Unfortunately we did'nt find anything not even an animal skeleton.
The hill and the whole touristic area