Is this the queen of the & # 39; Russian Atlantis & # 39 ;? Archaeologists discover the grave of a 2,000-year-old woman wearing a huge black gem belt in a sunken city
- The belt buckle is 2137 years old and was found on Natasha female skeleton
- Tomb was discovered in the Ala-Tey reservoir in the Republic of Tuva, Siberia, Russia
- Mobile lookalike is made from black gemstone jet with semi-precious stones
- A total of 110 graves appeared on an island in the reservoir on Ala-Tey site
An extraordinary 2,137 year old belt buckle from a grave of a young woman who lived before the birth of Christ.
The old fashionista, nicknamed the Natasha by archaeologists, was found with a black rectangular accessory that was worn as a belt buckle.
Her tomb was discovered during the tapping of an enormous man-made reservoir in the mountainous Republic of Tuva, Siberia, which extends over 240 square miles.
The video shows archaeologists who wipe dust off the skeleton to reveal the old accessory.
The old fashionista, nicknamed Natasha by archaeologists, was found with a black rectangular accessory, in the artificial reservoir, known as the Ala-Tey, in the mountainous Republic of Tuva, Siberia
The old cemetery is described as & # 39; The Russian Atlantis & # 39; because it is usually immersed in 56 ft of water before being emptied for a few weeks every year.
The gigantic reservoir known as the Ala-Tey necropolis in the so-called Sayan Sea is located upstream of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam, Russia's largest power plant. The region is also a favorite vacation spot for Vladimir Putin.
The mobile lookalike is made of black gemstone, a kind of brown coal, with inlays of semi-precious stones.
The old buckle measures 7 centimeters by 3.5 centimeters and is inlaid with decorations of turquoise, carnelian and mother-of-pearl. An archaeologist measures the skeleton, known as Natasha, with her black buckle strap that she took to the hereafter
It measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches and is inlaid with decorations of turquoise, carnelian and mother-of-pearl.
Archaeologist Dr. Pavel Leus said: & # 39; Natasha's funeral with an iPhone from the Hunnu era (Xiongnu) remains one of the most interesting at this cemetery. & # 39;
& # 39; It was the only belt decorated with Chinese wuzhu coins that helped us to date it, & # 39; said the academician.
Graves of prehistoric civilizations from the Bronze Age to the time of Genghis Khan are located in the reservoir.
The gigantic reservoir known as the Ala-Tey necropolis in the so-called Sayan Sea is located upstream of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam, Russia's largest power plant
Archaeologists handle the 2137 year old buckle with care. The site is by the leader of the expedition Dr. Marina Kilunovskaya a & # 39; scientific sensation & # 39; called
Earlier findings included two partially mummified prehistoric fashionistas buried with the tools of their profession.
One was called & # 39; Sleeping Beauty & # 39; because she was dressed in silk for the hereafter, and she was initially thought to be a priestess. However, it is now thought that the woman was a leather designer.
The second was a weaver who lay down with her wooden spindle in a sewing bag.
A total of 110 graves appeared on an island in the reservoir on Ala-Tey site.
Leader of the expedition Marina Kilunovskaya of the St Petersburg Institute of Material History Culture described the Ala-Tey site as & # 39; a scientific sensation & # 39 ;.
Earlier findings included two partially mummified prehistoric fashionistas buried with the tools of their profession
Dr. Kilunovskaya added: & We are incredibly lucky to have found these funerals of wealthy Hun nomads who were not disturbed by (old) serious robbers. & # 39;
Another Atlantis site called Terezin has at least 32 graves and is closer to the coast.
Scientists admit that they are in a race against time to explore the locations and save invaluable treasures from water damage.
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