The researchers found the burial site in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region. The tripod and spur were found next to the man believed to be a warrior. They assumed he was a close member of the military due to the bracelets found nearby. The depth of the burial ground as well as valuables indicates the family’s wealthy status.
An ancient warrior from an aristocratic family has been found buried with his wife and three children in a 1,500-year-old Russian crypt.
Researchers from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found the burial mound in Phanagoria in the Krasnodar Krai region of the country.
The tripod and spur were found next to the man, who was fitted with a belt to carry his sword, suggesting he was a close member of the military.
Experts believe this family may have died of bubonic plague or been killed by nomadic tribes.
Researchers say the depth of the burial site – 16 feet (five meters) underground – as well as valuables found next door, indicate their wealthy status.
Aleksei Voroshilov, head of the Necropolis department at the Phanagoria archaeological excavation site, told Russian news site Ruptly: “Judging by what we found here, this man served in the army. city team.
“He is a horseman, because we see riding and spurs. There was also a leather harness attached to the belt that was used to carry the sword.
“The buckles on the belt are really worn out, which means this boxer had to fight a lot. He didn’t wrap himself around and looked up at his sword over and over again. ”
About 250 people took part in this year’s archaeological excavations at Phanagoria, including student volunteers and experts from France and Bulgaria.
Several other artifacts have been found, both in Phanagoria and the flooded areas of the ancient city.
The researchers say the findings are of global interest because they are unique in the world.