"Their words and their actions have no connection." In Crimea, archaeologists keep the remains of a Muslim burial in the courtyard of a rented house

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 September 2019, 17:43
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 September 2019, 17:43

Archaeologists store remains from an ancient Muslim cemetery in the disappeared village of Ungut, Kirovsky district of the annexed Crimea, where illegal excavations are being carried out, in the open air in plastic bags and cardboard boxes.

The corresponding video materials were published by the First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Jelal.

In one of the videos, a woman who rented housing to archaeologists tells that on September 16 she found boxes with bones in the courtyard of the house.

“On the 16th I came to my house. I rented temporary shelter to these archaeologists. I just went into the yard. I saw these bones in boxes. I was shocked. They made a real cemetery here! Collected in boxes, in bags. They brought the bones of the dead. They made a real cemetery in the yard,” she said.

The landlady informed Crimean Tatar activists about the discovered remains.

“The woman who rented the accomodation to archaeologists informed us that the remains are simply kept here in the open air. Here we come. And really, these remains are not in laboratories, they are not studied, as archaeologists promised us. That is the laboratory, these packages. I want to say that their words and their actions have no connection,” one of the activists said in the video.

There are no comments by archaeologists on further studying of the remains.

Помните историю с недавними раскопками крымскотатарского кладбища в окрестностях пгт Кировское на месте исчезнувшего села Унгут ?Вот ее продолжение

Опубліковано Nariman Dzhelyal Середа, 18 вересня 2019 р.

QHA media reported that the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea opened proceedings in the illegal excavations of a Muslim cemetery on the annexed peninsula.

The Head of the Central Election Commission of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlya said that when representatives of the local Crimean Tatar community accidentally found out about the work being done, some of the human remains were already packed in plastic bags.