Serbia: ancient tombs discovered from 2,500 years ago

Remains of warriors with spears and daggers

12 June, 17:56

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, JUNE 12 - The skeletel remains of ancient warriors with spears and daggers have been uncovered in an archeological site during the construction of the Corridor 10 highway project in south-east Serbia.

    According to experts the remains date back 2,500 years and were found in the ancient district of Pirot named Suburbium where the ancient Roman road, Via Militaris, headed to what is now the border of modern day Bulgaria.

    ''We have found three skeletal remains of warriors with spears, daggers and bronze ornaments, and decorations of various kinds,'' said Mirjana Blagojevic, archeologist from Serbia's institute for the protection of cultural patrimony.

    Predrag Pejic, archeologist from the Ponisavlje Museum of Pirot, said this was a very important discovery.

    It was particularly significant because for the first time ever, archeologists have uncovered the entire corpse compared to previous archeological finds where the remains were buried after cremation. (ANSAmed).

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