Details of excavations of an ancient crypt in Crimea: A Roman warrior was discovered among the remains

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
02 August 2019, 15:22
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
02 August 2019, 15:22

Russian archaeologists claim that during excavations in the necropolis of Kyz-Aul near the village of Yakovenkovo, Leninsky district of the annexed Crimea, a warrior with a long sword was found among the remains of 12 people buried in a crypt.

Kryminform reported about the finding, referring to the press service of the Russian public fund Archeology.

Unfortunately, the skeletal remains of people buried in the lower layers of the crypt are poorly preserved. "Next" deceased were placed above the remains of previously deceased representatives of the "family", which resulted in a multi-layered burial, - the report said.

Archaeologists also found the silver Roman denarius of the emperor Domitian of 88 AD.

Moreover, several sets of beads, buckles from belts and fasteners from clothes of the 1st century AD, were found in the crypt as well as a variety of ceramic dishes, vessels for incense and a silver ring.

Earlier, QHA media reported that Russian archaeologists have found a not plundered crypt in the ancient necropolis of Kyz-Aul in the village of Yakovenkovo ​​on the Kerch Peninsula. 12 people were buried in it.

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

According to Yusuf Kurkchi, First Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories, Ukraine and Russia have signed international documents that prohibit archaeological excavations in the occupied territory.