Archaeologists in Crimea discovered an ancient crypt which still has not been looted. PHOTO

Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 July 2019, 18:20
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 July 2019, 18:20

Russian archaeologists have discovered a not plundered crypt in the ancient necropolis Kyz-Aul in the village of Yakovenkovo ​​on the Kerch Peninsula.

Oleg Markov, Director for Development of the Archeology Foundation, informed about the finding, RIA Novosti reports.

According to him, 12 people were buried in the ancient stone structure. Such graves belonged as usual to members of the same family or clan, where they were buried for many years.

The head of the expedition, archeologist Pavel Getsko, stated, that the upper part of the burial chamber was demolished to get stones back in antiquity and everything indicated that it would be another crypt looted long ago.

We continued clearing it and didn’t believe our eyes when the skeletons of the people buried in it emerged. Moreover, items related to the burial were laying near them, - he said.

Archaeologists have found iron sword and the remains of horses next to one of the buried.

On May 30, the Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine announced that it would initiate sanctions against scientific institutions that conduct illegal archaeological excavations in the occupied Crimea. The sanctions list of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories includes 28 scientific and museum institutions.

According to the First Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories, Yusuf Kurkchi, Ukraine and Russia had signed international documents that prohibit archaeological excavations in the occupied territory.