Skip to comments.Archaeologists find bizarre burials in Burnt City
Posted on 07/27/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
One of the odd burials is in Grave 1003, which had been excavated by our Italian colleagues, Sajjadi said.
The skeleton of 45-year-old man is located in the center of the circle-shaped grave and skulls of two dogs are placed above his head. In addition, 12 human skulls were placed on the north side of the grave, he stated, adding that to date, no other example of such a burial has been discovered in the Burnt City.
Due to the structure of the grave, Sajjadi stated, The grave undoubtedly belongs one of the peoples who had migrated from the Central Asia to the Iranian Plateau. This kind of burial indicates strong relations between the people of the region and Central Asia.
...According to Sajjadi, Grave 2810 features another strange burial in the Burnt City.
This grave belongs to a man who died sometime between the ages of 25 and 30. The head of the man was buried in the lower part of his right side and two daggers or cutting tools were also placed on his right side, he stated.
The archaeologists surmise that the man was beheaded with the cutting tools...
Another odd burial was discovered in Grave 609.
The grave contains six skulls with a large number of long human bones, Sajjadi said...
A 10-centimeter ruler with an accuracy of half a millimeter, an artificial eyeball, an earthenware bowl bearing the worlds oldest example of animation and many other artifacts have been discovered among the ruins of the city in the course of the 22 seasons of archaeological excavations conducted by Iranian teams.
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Grave 2810 of the 5200-year-old Burn City contains the body of a man, who it is surmised was beheaded for some offense. (Photo by CHN)
When were centimeters invented? A couple hundred years ago?
It’s all pre-Muzzie, and hence must be DESTROYED!
Yeah, that’s one of those goofy things one sees in these burnt city press releases. A 10 cm ruler that is a half a millimeter too long means it wasn’t 10 cm long in the first place. :’)
Are they saying that there was some unit of measure that was about 10 centimeters that these people used, and they found a ruler that measured in those units? I was very confused by this part. But I enjoyed the article.
wow! you mean they were beheading people way back then?? Just like today?? Their culture hasn’t changed?? Who woulda thunk?!?
artificial eyeball and earliest known example of “animation”