Lithuania to bury WWI bodies recently exhumed

  • 2005-08-02
PANEVEZYS 's The exhumation and identification of the remains of German soldiers who perished during World Was I was completed in Panevezys, with a reburial scheduled for Thursday in Klaipeda.

The remains of a total of 832 German soldiers have been discovered under the stadium of the city's current gymnasium. Most of the remains belong to men up to 30 years of age. There are, however, remains of five women. The finds include 40 ID tags, ID rings with names engraved on them, gold and silver coins, antique daggers and buttons, crucifixes, eagles that used to adorn soldier's helmets, medicine instruments, even a glass eyeball, the municipality of Panevezys has reported.