Dutch Skeletons Ruled Siege Soldiers

Anthropologists working with nine skeletons discovered in May 2004 in Amsterdam's Maastricht district believe that the remains are of members of the Staatse leger (State army) who were killed during the siege of the city.

The skeletons were originally believed to be musketeers killed during a battle with the French in the 18th century, but new research shows that they probably died either in the late 16th or early 17th centuries.