2,500-year-old tombs discovered in Serbia
|Archaeological field surveys through the region of Pirot, south-eastern Serbia, culminated in a discovery of graves from the Iron Age that contain skeletal remains of warriors together with their spears and knives [Credit: In Serbia News]|
''We have found three skeletal remains of warriors with spears, daggers and bronze ornaments, and decorations of various kinds,'' said Mirjana Blagojevic, archaeologist from Serbia's institute for the protection of cultural patrimony.
Predrag Pejic, archaeologist from the Ponisavlje Museum of Pirot, said this was a very important discovery.
It was particularly significant because for the first time ever, archaeologists have uncovered the entire corpse compared to previous archeological finds where the remains were buried after cremation.
Source: ANSA [June 12, 2013]