Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Old Romeo and Juliet Unearthed in Krasnodar
28.10.2008 12:52
Old Romeo and Juliet Unearthed in Krasnodar

Archeologists have found remains of an ancient loving couple buried together. Did the man and the woman who lived about three and a half thousand years ago, die on the same day?
      
      Some mysterious tribe unknown to science inhabited those Kuban lands. It is this people that archeologists assign construction of dolmens to. Now the experts are examining the burial ground that has been found at the crossroads of Postovaia and Sedin Streets of Krasnodar.
      
      Builders that had started construction of a hotel complex here came across the burial ground. Researchers found out that it is a sepulcher dating back to the 4th century B.C. The catacomb under study is a vertical shaft on the bottom of which there is an entrance to the grave chamber. The entrance was closed with a damper plate. Coal was found here as well. It looks like the unknown tribe had the cult of fire.
      
      Inside the sepulchral chamber archeologists saw an amazing view. A deceased man was lying on his back with a dead woman by his side, hugging him lovingly. The researchers at once named them Romeo and Juliet of the Bronze Age. Yet, to all appearance the ancient couple was quite aged - both of them were about 60 when they died. The womans hands are decorated with bracelets of bronze beads. Such accessories were untypical for Maeotae tribes that used to inhabit the territory of Krasnodar in ancient times.
      
      Source: kp.ru


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Exhibition of Yevgeny Chubarov Opened in Moscow
17.08.2014
Museum of History of Russian Prison System to be Opened in 2015
10.12.2013
Buratino Monument to Appear in Samara
27.08.2013
Unusual Ancient Grave Discovered in Yakutia
21.08.2014
STEREOLETO Festival to be Held in Petersburg
09.07.2014



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Archeology  Russian customs  Yeniseysk   Russian Literature  Moscow Rest  Russian rock musicians  Graffiti  Zapovednoye Posolstvo   Moscow  Russian transportation  Elections 2012  Zenit St. Petersburg  Russian figure skating team  Aeroexpress trains  Russian software  Installations  Russian history  Kazimir Malevich  Russian law enforcement   Russia  Moscow parks  Russian directors  Russian business  space  Russian Cinema  Russia-Ukraine  Sokolniki  Exhibitions in Moscow  Photo Exhibitions  Aeroexpress  Tretyakov Gallery  Paramonovs Warehouses  car manufacturing  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  Madonna  Suzdal  Russian tourism  Russian politics  Vladimir Region  Outer Space  MTS   Federal Service for Financial Markets  Luban  Vostok station  Russian regions  Kodar  Festivals in St. Petersburg  Fairy Map of Russia  Evgeny Kondakov  Alexander Zubkov 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites