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