Archaeologists from Belgorod discovered a unique burial of the Scythians with the remains of women and children

Tuesday, October 31, Belgorod archaeologists announced that they found the remains of a young woman and child in a unique for the territory of the burial of the Scythians. Unlike traditional Scythian mound burials, it is similar to a modern grave. This information was announced by Andrei Bozhko, the chief archaeologist, OOO «Belgorod archaeological expertise».

Discovery found in Chernyansky district. Excavations at this site began in 2015. Experts argued that there was a fortified settlement of the Scythians. «This is the first burial ground of the Scythian period, which was discovered on the territory of Belgorod region», — explained the scientists. This finding is very rare.

Anthropologists have suggested that the woman found in the grave, from 25 to 35 years old, and the boy from 12 to 14 years. The specialist explained that the bones of the dead almost turned into dust. Bronze earring found the girl in the left ear, according to scientists, refers to the V century BC.

Bozhko do not exclude that next year’s excavations at the site, where they found the burial, will continue.



Archaeologists from Belgorod discovered a unique burial of the Scythians with the remains of women and children 31.10.2017

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