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An old warrior from a noble family was found buried together with his wife and three children in a 1500-year-old Russian crypt

Old horseman found buried next to his wife and three children in 1500 year old Russian crypt

  • Researchers found the funeral in Phanagoria in the Kraj Krasnodar region
  • Equestrian braces and traces were found alongside the man who was considered a warrior
  • They claim he was an established member of the army because of stirrups nearby
  • The depth of the funeral as well as valuables suggest the rich status of the family
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An ancient warrior from a noble family is buried next to his wife and three children in a 1500-year-old Russian crypt.

Researchers from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found the funeral in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region.

Moving stirrups and traces found next to the man, who was equipped with a belt for carrying a sword, suggest that he was an established member of the army.

Experts believe that the family may have died of the plague or been slaughtered by nomad tribes.

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An old warrior from a noble family was found buried together with his wife and three children in a 1500-year-old Russian crypt

An old warrior from a noble family was found buried together with his wife and three children in a 1500-year-old Russian crypt

Researchers say that the depth of the funeral – 16 feet (five meters) underground – as well as valuables found next to them, suggest their rich status.

& # 39; Judging from what we found here, the man was served by the city's army, & # 39; told Aleksei Voroshilov, head of the Necropolis division at the archaeological site of Phanagoria, to the Russian news site Ruptly.

& # 39; He was a rider, because we also found stirrups and spurs. There is also a leather armor attached to a belt that was used to carry a sword.

& # 39; The buckles on the armor are really worn out, which means that this warrior has seen many fights. He was unholy and clothed his sword time and again. & # 39;

Moving stirrups and traces found next to the man, who was equipped with a belt for carrying a sword, suggesting that he was a mounted member of the army
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Moving stirrups and traces found next to the man, who was equipped with a belt for carrying a sword, suggesting that he was a mounted member of the army

Moving stirrups and traces found next to the man, who was equipped with a belt for carrying a sword, suggesting that he was a mounted member of the army

Experts believe that the family may have died of the plague or been slaughtered by nomad tribes

Experts believe that the family may have died of the plague or been slaughtered by nomad tribes

Experts believe that the family may have died of the plague or been slaughtered by nomad tribes

Researchers say that the depth of the funeral - 16 feet (five meters) underground - as well as valuables found next to them, indicate their rich status

Researchers say that the depth of the funeral - 16 feet (five meters) underground - as well as valuables found next to them, indicate their rich status

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Researchers say that the depth of the funeral – 16 feet (five meters) underground – as well as valuables found next to them, indicate their rich status

About 250 people participated in this year's archaeological excavation in Phanagoria, including student volunteers and experts from France and Bulgaria.

Various other artifacts have been found, both in the Phanagoria and in flooded parts of the old city.

Researchers say that the finds worldwide are interesting for scientists because they are unique in the world.

& # 39; This year we have discovered very accurate and powerful evidence that Christianity was founded in Phanagoria in the fifth century, a marble tabletop that can be used as an altar in a church.

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& # 39; We have discovered a marble baptistery for infants or probably also for toddlers. It is not very large, yet it is huge and made of marble. & # 39;

& # 39; One of our underwater expeditions discovered a ship some time ago that was sunk after the uprising in Phanagoria against Mithridates VI of Pontus that arrived exactly in 62 BC. Took place.

& # 39; This ship is one of the oldest ever found in the world. & # 39;

Researchers from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found the funeral in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region

Researchers from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found the funeral in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region

Researchers from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found the funeral in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region

Various other artifacts have been found, both in the Phanagoria and in flooded parts of the old city
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Various other artifacts have been found, both in the Phanagoria and in flooded parts of the old city

Various other artifacts have been found, both in the Phanagoria and in flooded parts of the old city

& # 39; Judging from what we found here, the man was served by the city's army, & # 39; said Aleksei Voroshilov, head of the Necropolis division at the Phanagoria archaeological site

& # 39; Judging from what we found here, the man was served by the city's army, & # 39; said Aleksei Voroshilov, head of the Necropolis division at the Phanagoria archaeological site

& # 39; Judging from what we found here, the man was served by the city's army, & # 39; said Aleksei Voroshilov, head of the Necropolis division at the Phanagoria archaeological site

& # 39; The buckles on the armor are really worn out, which means that this warrior has seen many fights. He was unholy and clothed his sword over and over, & Mr. 39 added Mr. Voroshilov

& # 39; The buckles on the armor are really worn out, which means that this warrior has seen many fights. He was unholy and clothed his sword over and over, & Mr. 39 added Mr. Voroshilov

& # 39; The buckles on the armor are really worn out, which means that this warrior has seen many fights. He was unholy and clothed his sword over and over, & Mr. 39 added Mr. Voroshilov

About 250 people participated in this year's archaeological excavation in Phanagoria, including student volunteers and experts from France and Bulgaria.

About 250 people participated in this year's archaeological excavation in Phanagoria, including student volunteers and experts from France and Bulgaria.

About 250 people participated in this year's archaeological excavation in Phanagoria, including student volunteers and experts from France and Bulgaria.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE OLD CITY OF PHANAGORIA?

Phangoria, as it was known by the ancient Greeks, was the capital of the Bosporan kingdom about 2,000 years ago.

It was an important trade center between the South Caucasus and the Maeotian swamps.

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The city lies between the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov and the Black Sea, on Russian soil.

It remained a flourishing trading area for 1500 years until the 10th century AD, when an invasion by tribes of De Rus – who took their name from the modern part of Russia – led to the demise of the city.

It was found later in the 18th century, when archaeologists discovered the bases of statues with dedications to the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite.

A large part of the city remains under water and archaeologists continue to explore the submerged secrets.

The sunken city is said to contain the oldest known Acropolis discovered in modern Russia.

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