5000-year-old gravesite reveals prehistoric love in Siberia
Near Lake Baikal in Siberia, archaeologists discovered a 5000-year-old gravesite with a very interesting detail.
— Sarah Ward (@SarahWardAU) 15. Juli 2016
Two skeletons were lying next to each other in a prehistoric grave, hand in hand and respectfully surrounded by funeral decorations.
— Jodell Onstott (@JodellOnstott) 14. Juli 2016
On the man's eye lay a ring made from a precious, rare white jade. Three more rings could be see on his chest. Whether they were his jewelry or part of a funeral ritual isn't yet known.
— Ticia Verveer (@ticiaverveer) 14. Juli 2016
Bone samples have been sent to Canada to determine the exact age of the remains but researchers are already estimating that they were buried between 4,500 and 5,000 years ago. True love really does last forever.
What an incredible find. Who were these two ancient people spending eternity side by side? What was their relationship? Perhaps they'll tell us more about their lives and about that time thousands of years ago.
Perhaps we have more in common with pre-historic humans than we think!