Mexican Army Sword Tip Found at Alamo’s South Wall

Posted by Chantel Delulio on August 16, 2016 at 4:45:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment


Archaeologists have uncovered the tip of a Mexican sword while excavating the grounds of Alamo. The sword is believed to have belonged to a soldier in the Mexican infantry and, according to lead archaeologist Nesta Anderson, the artifact dates back to 1835—which means it could have been used during the famous 1836 battle. The artifact was found as part of the ongoing “Reimagine the Alamo” project that has successfully discovered over 300 artifacts. The item will be on view at the UT-San Antonio Center for Archaeological Research

For more on this story visit the Star-Telegram. And for everything you need to plan a visit to the historic Alamo, check out Fodor’s San Antonio Travel Guide.

Photo Credit: Reinventing the Alamo Project

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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