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1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region


Ukrainian archaeologists have discovered a burial with grave goods dating from the third century AD near the village of Kariv, Chervonohrad district, Lviv region, according to the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Lviv Regional State Administration.


1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region
Credit: Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
of Lviv Regional State Administration

The finds are attributed to the Wielbar culture of the East German Goths. "In the burial, apart from human remains, archaeologists found fragments of two glass goblets, which have no analogues in Ukraine. And also fragments of a horned three-layer comb, a bronze fibula, part of a wooden box covered with bronze plates with decorative nails and a half of a token made of white paste glass. Such tokens were used for Roman board games," said Olena Vasylko, director of the Department of Architecture and Urban Development of the Lviv Regional Administration.


1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region

1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region
Credit: Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
of Lviv Regional State Administration




1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region

1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region
Credit: Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
of Lviv Regional State Administration

During the second-century AD, the first movements of the Great Migrations were occurring in Central Europe, as the Goths began moving south-east from their ancestral lands at the mouth of River Vistula, putting pressure on the Germanic tribes from the north and east. As a result, the Germanic Marcomanni, Sarmatians, Goths and other nomadic peoples launched raids along both sides of the whole length of the Roman Empire's northeastern European border, the river Danube..


1,700-year-old Gothic burial unearthed in Ukraine's Lviv region
Credit: Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
of Lviv Regional State Administration

"We assume that this is a group of people from the Middle Danube who settled here as a result of extraordinary circumstances, namely the so-called Marcomannic Wars of AD 166 until 180 ," said head of the excavation, associate professor of the Department of Archaeology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Yaroslav Onyschuk.


Source: Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning of Lviv Regional State Administration [January 04, 2022]



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