First complete Battle of Waterloo skeleton identified as German soldier

April 7, 2015 4:08 PM

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First complete Battle of Waterloo skeleton identified as German soldier

A musket ball placed between the ribs of the skeleton of a soldier killed in the Battle of Waterloo, is pictured at the site where the bones were found in Waterloo. (REUTERS/Dominique Bosquet/SPW-DG04/Handout)

A 200-year old skeleton discovered beneath a parking lot at the Battle of Waterloo site has been identified as a German soldier. The remains are the first full skeleton to be recovered from the famous battlefield in Belgium.

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