In Brief - 2003-08-31

  • 2003-08-31
Iron Age family uncoveredArchaeologists working in the ancient burial grounds of Smonu in eastern Latvia have found three graves dating back to the middle Iron Age (5th to 9th century), according to an expert from the National Inspectorate for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. The excavation in the Stameriena district uncovered graves of a man, a woman and a child. The best preserved items were found in the man's grave — a skull, ornaments of clothing, copper bracelets and blade weapons, said Sandra Zirne, chief expert of the archaeology center under the inspectorate. "These are not cla...
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