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Archaeologists in the territory of the northern Crimea discovered the remains of 861 soldiers of the army of Prince Dolgorukov referring to the period of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, according to report by the press service of the Central Museum of Tauris.

“In the discovered burial pits, the remains of people were buried, whose accompanying inventory was not typical either during the Great Patriotic War or during the Civil War, the events of which left numerous traces on Perekop,” the message said.

The report states that metal buttons, crosses, icons, lead bullets, coins were discovered in the mass graves.

“Many skeletons have traces of violent death, like chopped wounds, turkish bullets stuck in skeletons, in one of the graves, apart from seven buried complete skeletons, four severed heads were found,” the report says.

It is also noted that the burial was found by chance - archaeologists were busy searching for the remains of soldiers killed during the Second World War.

Earlier, Kyiv almost agreed with UNESCO on the implementation of direct monitoring of the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea by its experts in the areas of organization’s competence.

PHOTO: Central Museum of Tauri

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