Monday, November 8, 2010

1000-year-old human skeleton found in western Bulgaria

1000 year old human skeleton

A human skeleton estimated to be more than 1000 years old was discovered during sewage maintenance work in the western Bulgarian town of Kyustendil.

Archaeologists describe this skeleton as a "medieval Christian gravesite". The skeleton is in a good condition, with folded upper limps and prostrate legs. It was also not damaged by the construction work happening nearby.

Doichin Grozdanov an archaeologist in Kyustendil said that this skeleton is of a mature male and a Christian. Based on the positioning of the skeleton, he also added that this was a typical Christian funeral.

The remains are excavated and taken to a laboratory for an anthropological analysis.

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