Exhumation uncovers WW I soldiers

  • 2005-06-15
  • From wire reports
VILNIUS - Some 30 troops from the King Mindaugas Motorized Infantry Battalion are working together with archeologists and heritage-protection specialists to dig up the remains of German soldiers buried during the first World War. The unique exhumation received 116,000 litas (34,000 euros) from the government and 110,000 litas from the Panevezys City Municipality, where the dig is being conducted. "The remains of World War I victims have not been exhumed in any European country, so everyone is bearing a great responsibility and will have to work meticulously for at least two months," said Al...
 
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