Skip to comments.Rare archaeological find from Avar period unearthed in Vinkovci
Posted on 05/04/2020 9:15:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A rare find of remains of an Avar warrior and a belt set that can be dated to the turn of the 7th to the 8th century, has been found at the Vinkovci Cemetery by archaeologists, the city museum in that eastern Croatian town confirmed on Monday.
While conducting archaeological research at the city cemetery in Vinkovci, which had started before the coronavirus pandemic and resumed these days, and investigating Avar graves, discovered by workers who had been expanding burial plots, archaeologists of the city museum unearthed remains of an Avar warrior and a set belt that can be dated to the turn of the 7th to the 8th century, which is, according to Vinkovci city museum archaeologist Anita Rapan-Papesa, a very valuable find.
She said that previously there had been no Avar graves in Vinkovci, but that it was a known fact that there had been Avars in the area. "When we observe the walled grave we have discovered, it turns out that Avars saw how Romans were buried so they made their own copies of Roman graves," the archaeologist specialising in the Middle Ages said.
In addition to the walled grave, the archaeologists explored an ordinary earthen grave, where they found a warrior and his horse, with unique bridle ornaments.
Rapan-Papesa underscored that the border of the protected archaeological site in Vinkovci went through the middle of the field where the Avar graves had been unearthed and that they were the westernmost graves in the area of the former Roman city of Cibalae. There are five more Avar graves to be explored, and as the work on expanding burial plots in the city cemetery in Vinkovci continues, further archaeological research will continue, as well.
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i think a more amazing find is that the ancient croations had folding chairs.
Boom. mind blown.
Amazing... History is amazing...
Avars, aka “the mountaineers”. Today’s Chechins?
Khunzakh (old Avar Khanate capital) Dagestan
Some pics of where the Avar people come from.
Ever notice that they never find the graves of merchants, poets, or construction contractors?
[snip] The Avars were a confederation of heterogeneous (diverse or varied) people consisting of Rouran, Hephthalites, and Turkic-Oghuric races who migrated to the region of the Pontic Grass Steppe (an area corresponding to modern-day Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan) from Central Asia after the fall of the Asiatic Rouran Empire in 552 CE. They are considered by many historians to be the successors of the Huns in their way of life and, especially, mounted warfare. They settled in the Huns’ former territory and almost instantly set upon a course of conquest. After they were hired by the Byzantine Empire to subdue other tribes, their king Bayan I (reigned 562/565-602 CE) allied with the Lombards under Alboin (reigned 560-572 CE) to defeat the Gepids of Pannonia and then took over the region, forcing the Lombards to migrate to Italy.
The Avars eventually succeeded in establishing the Avar Khaganate, which encompassed a territory corresponding roughly to modern-day Austria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria down to and including parts of Turkey. The departure of the Lombards for Italy in 568 CE removed another hostile people from Pannonia, enabling Bayan I to expand his territories with relative ease and found the empire which lasted until 796 CE, when the Avars were conquered by the Franks under Charlemagne. [/snip]
Don't get me started on those bastards.
Avars were a Mongolian tribe
Have a large empire in Central Asia from borders of China to Caspian Sea
In middle of 6th cent were driven westward by the Turks when a severe drought caused by volcano eruptions weakened their empire
Avars were totally dependent on horses for food and transportation Horses are very finicky about grasses they eat
When drought caused steppe grasses to dry up, horses could not cope
Turks took advantage and drove the Avars westward to what is now the Balkans and Hungry - where subjugated Slavic tribes
What is why many Slavic people exhibit Asiatic features h
The warrior, the cemetery, the museum or the town was conirmed??? Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How an elephant ever got into my pajamas I will never know! 😄
Hephthalites sound like they should be one of the Canaanite tribes Joshua fought against.
I don’t think the warrior was confirmed. Not unless he had been baptized earlier.
The Hephthalites were from Central Asia, but not originally — they seem to have been Naphtalites, that is, one of the “lost tribes” exiled by the Assyrians.
Yeah, and they sailed the world well before Columbus. The Roanoke colonists were digging a foundation and excavated one of those chairs. Oh look, it's another rimshot moment...
When the Jamestown colonists tried to find the Roanoke colony, it had vanished and the only evidence was the word “Croatoan” carved on a tree. It never occurred to them to go to Croatia to look for them.
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