War­rior dis­cov­ered in Siberian grave with dag­gers, eye patch and ear­rings

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

Awar­rior grave has been found in the Siberian city of Omsk. The re­mains were found dur­ing the restora­tion of an his­tor­i­cal build­ing un­der Muzeinaya Street in the town.

The well-pre­served skele­ton lay with his arms crossed in the trench of a heat­ing pipe made in the Soviet era, ac­cord­ing to the re­gional gov­ern­ment’s web­site.

The ex­tra­or­di­nary find of this Bronze Age war­rior - ready for com­bat on his jour­ney to the next life be­tween 2,700 and 2,900 years ago - is in­trigu­ing ar­chae­ol­o­gists in Omsk city.

Un­usual fea­tures are the dag­ger ready for use in one hand, a knife in the other, and a me­tal­lic eye patch, or badge, seen as ei­ther a mir­ror il­lu­mi­nat­ing his route to another world, or against those who gave him evil glances. Near to the skele­ton was an axe and also some ar­row heads.

But not all the trea­sures in his grave ap­peared ready for bat­tle - the war­rior also had some white metal spi­ral ear­rings, made pos­si­bly from tin or sil­ver.

Al­bert Polovodov, a spe­cial­ist from the re­gional cul­ture ministry, said: ‘In the right hand he held a dag­ger, the blade point­ing for­wards or up­wards, as if he was go­ing to use it as a stab­bing weapon. In his other hand was a sec­ond knife, blade down, as­sum­ing that ob­sta­cles may ex­ist in his way”.

Five buri­als were found in to­tal, but the four oth­ers were de­stroyed.

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