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6000 year burial of pregnant woman found in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a woman that appears to have been buried pregnant 6000 years ago.

6000-yr-old burial of pregnant woman found in Bulgaria
The 6000-year-old skeleton of the woman was buried
while pregnant [Credit: BGNES]
The found – described as highly unusual - was made in a newly discovered necropolis in the famous village of Svestari in north-east Bulgaria.

A total of five skeletons were discovered in the necropolis, all of them buried in unusual position – with their legs bound and their heads facing southwards, the BGNES news agency informs.

The buried woman had exquisite pearl ornaments, according to Professor Diana Gergova, who led the dig.

In September, Gergova’s team found in Sveshtari the remains of a 2500-year-old Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright.

A unique gold Thracian treasure was discovered in Sveshtari in 2012.

Located in north-eastern Bulgaria, Razgrad region, the Sveshtari site, also known as Sboryanovo, hosts a great many remains of the Getae, a Thracian tribe whose major city of Helis is also thought to have been located nearby.

Source: Novinite [January 01, 2014]
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