Ancient Sarmatian Warrior Unearthed During Russian Road Works – Ancient Origins
The body of an ancient Sarmatian warrior has been unearthed in an early Iron Age burial mound along the planned route of the Far Western Bypass of Krasnodar on the M-4 Don highway in Russia. According to an article in Russian Highways another nine burial mounds have also been discovered at the archaeological site but only two of these are well preserved and had not been destroyed by looters.
Archaeologists have established that the newly discovered remains are of an adult male in his mid-40s and the grave goods discovered in his burial suggest he had been of high status within his community. Asserting this belief, an article about the discovery in Archaeology News Network says they discovered the remains of “a quiver, richly decorated with a bronze cover, as well as several iron arrow and spear heads were found next to the skeleton,” indicating a warrior burial.
Skeleton of high status Sarmatian warrior discovered near Krasnodar, Russia. ( Russian Highways )
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