Thousands of skeletons of Japanese soldiers found in Indonesia
Japan Today | Wednesday, November 9, 2005

JAKARTA — Several Japanese researchers, along with Indonesian security apparatus members and local people, have found thousands of skeletons of Japanese soldiers killed during World War II on an island in the easternmost province of Papua, the state-run news agency Antara said Tuesday.

Antara reported that the skeletons had been found recently inside a cave on Wakde Island on the eastern part of the province. Along with the skeletons, the researchers discovered weapons, military helmets, manual telescopes and other equipment.