Skip to comments.Serbia: ancient tombs discovered from 2,500 years ago
Posted on 06/15/2013 10:02:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The skeletel remains of ancient warriors with spears and daggers have been uncovered in an archeological site during the construction of the Corridor 10 highway project in south-east Serbia.
According to experts the remains date back 2,500 years and were found in the ancient district of Pirot named Suburbium where the ancient Roman road, Via Militaris, headed to what is now the border of modern day Bulgaria.
''We have found three skeletal remains of warriors with spears, daggers and bronze ornaments, and decorations of various kinds,'' said Mirjana Blagojevic, archeologist from Serbia's institute for the protection of cultural patrimony.
Predrag Pejic, archeologist from the Ponisavlje Museum of Pirot, said this was a very important discovery.
It was particularly significant because for the first time ever, archeologists have uncovered the entire corpse compared to previous archeological finds where the remains were buried after cremation. (ANSAmed).
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The world is full of tombs, just waiting to be found. Too bad I won’t be around when the good ones are found.
Pirot is 65 km or about 40 miles from the border with Bulgaria. Slavs began to settle in this part of the Roman Empire in the 6th century A.D. 2500 years ago, or 500 B.C., before either the Macedonian or the Roman conquest of this area, the region had Illyrian and Thracian tribes—apparently this locale was in the Thracian area.
I second that.
If I could pick one to be found, it would be literally any of the monster Mycenaean burials — but it’s likely that all of those were known to the locals, and plundered a 100 generations back. Ah well.
There’s at least one unknown tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the entrance to which was discovered by accident during the clearing of another of the unknown tombs — apparently the entrance had (like that of Tut’s) been obscured by a slightly more recent tomb construction, with the tailings tipped over its opening.
Then it was ignored and covered over again. The tomb site may have been high enough above the valley floor that it hasn’t been destroyed by either tourist traffic or flash floods. It probably isn’t going to be a pharaoh’s, but it will probably be sumptious.
Nor will it be Nefertiti’s, apparently that was found by local yokels in the late 19th c, when some artifacts which clearly came from her burial entered the market.
Makers of the original bone phone.
Probably any Mycenaean tombs on the scale of the largest tholos tombs at Mycenae would have been discovered already, but the tholos tombs come in various sizes and possibly more could be found. Additional Minoan or Mycenaean palaces could await discovery. What would be really nice to find would be a cache of Linear B tablets with the name of a ruling monarch—particularly if it matched one known from Greek mythology. King Agamemnon giving orders for quantities of supplies to be assembled at Aulis for the voyage to Troy?