Archaeologists discover tobacco tins used by Lawrence of Arabia’s army

July 30th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 30 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered two tobacco tins used by Lawrence of Arabia’s army during an excavation of a campsite used during the 1916-18 Great Arab Revolt, in Southern Jordan.

Archaeologists, who have been surveying the Arab army site in Wuheida, southern Jordan, since it was discovered in November, discovered the tins, reports the Telegraph.

They were used to supply Wills cigarettes from Bristol to British and Arab troops fighting the Ottoman Turks during the First World War.

Archaeologists from Bristol University also recovered numerous bullets, spent cartridges, cartridge clips, and British military buttons from the encampment

TE Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arabia, led a small band of Arab fighters to capture the important town of Aqaba from Ottoman hands - a key moment in the war.(ANI)

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