In Crimea, found a mysterious sarcophagus

В Крыму нашли загадочный саркофаг

Excavations in the annexed Crimea

Grave not lined with slabs, and carved in a solid piece of stone. It’s a real small stone sarcophagus, which is unusual for that time.

In annexed Crimea on the excavations of the ancient city of Myrmekion in Kerch discovered an empty sarcophagus. This was stated by the head of the Myrmekion expedition of the Hermitage, the Russian Alexander Butyagin, RIA Novosti reported on Saturday, August 17.

“We discovered unusual mysterious burial. 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 such an early time,” said Butyagin.

According to him, the small size of the stone box suggests that it was buried a baby.

“However, archaeologists have not found nothing inside, despite the fact that blocking the tomb, a stone slab was left undisturbed. 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”, – said the archaeologist.

According to him, the burial dates back to the archaic time and dates from the second half of the VI century BC.

Mirmeky – an ancient town founded by the Greeks in the first half of the VI century BC on the shore of the Kerch Strait, which was part of the Bosporan Kingdom, located to the East of Panticapaeum (present-day Cape Quarantine in the city of Kerch). Is the object of cultural heritage.

Recall, Ukraine has imposed sanctions against the Russian archaeologists who conducted illegal excavations in the annexed Crimea.

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