In Siberia, archaeologists have discovered a 2500-year-old Scythian group burial ground. Inside lay the remains of a man, a woman, a child and a maid who died, experts believe, due to infection, since no battle wounds were found on them.
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Archaeologists have suggested that the man and woman were spouses and died at the age of 35-45. The maid at the couple's feet was an elderly woman who was over 60 years old at the time of her death. The remains of the child were located across the entire area of the grave due to the intervention of predators. It will take time to establish the reasons why these people died, but, according to scientists, they simultaneously contracted the infection.
The discovered pair of warriors may be evidence of the lost Scythian civilization that inhabited modern Siberia 2,200 years ago. A man and a woman are buried with the same weapon, which is rather unusual. In other similar burial grounds, the warriors carried a bow and arrow, which are ranged weapons, and the current find showed that the woman wielded an ax or short sword, which are intended for hand-to-hand combat.
The elderly maid had two broken teeth, and only a comb and a ceramic vessel were found with her, which testifies to the failure. Also in the grave were large pottery vessels that were probably full of food such as lamb or beef. It was believed that inventory and food products help people in the afterlife, which is why the dead were buried with them. The servant in the other world must look after the family. All this allowed experts to draw conclusions about the Scythian culture, according to “Planet Today”.