An ancient sarcophagus was discovered in the Crimea


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Empty unusual burial was discovered during the excavations of the ancient city of Myrmekion in Kerch. This was announced by the head of the Myrmekion expedition of the State Hermitage Museum Alexander Butyagin, reports RIA Novosti.

According to Butyagina, burial dates from the second half of the VI century BC. “Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the grave is not lined with slabs as it is often found, and carved in a solid piece of stone. It’s a real small stone sarcophagus, which is unusual for this early time,” — said the archaeologist.

It is assumed that in such a tomb might be buried the baby. However, within the burial turned out to be empty, despite the fact that blocking his plate was untouched. “Perhaps here was poured out the ashes of the deceased after cremation or an empty burial was made in memory of someone who died in exile,” explained Butyagin.

In 2017 at the construction site of the route “Tavrida” discovered the burial of at least 70 headless corpses. the Scientists have dated the burial of the X-XIII centuries. In their assumptions, the heads of the decapitated captives, was not found during the excavations in ancient times were impaled on stakes and put on public display or stacked in a pyramid.

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