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Sacred burial found unearthed in England

A sacred burial ground recently unearthed in Shewsbury, England, dates back more than 4,000 years. They say the site, which was discovered at a Greek Orthodox Church, may be the country's oldest-known continuously used sacred ground. Finds suggest it has been used during every era since the late Neolithic period. Carbon dating of

Unusually posed burial found in Russia

The remains of a man buried in what appears to resemble a dance pose has been found in Russia’s Far East. The ancient skeleton surprised archeologists because he appeared to be dancing when his grave was opened in Amur region. Archeologist Denis Volkov, 35, said: 'We jokingly nicknamed this skeleton Mikhail. 'He

90 ancient burials excavated in China

Researchers in China have excavated more than 90 burials at the Yinxu archaeological site. Over 90 tombs were excavated, among which 18 were believed to have been the final resting place of a nomadic group. From soil samples and some of the items unearthed, the tombs are believed to be around

Ancient necropolis unearthed in Bulgaria

An ancient necropolis containing six family tombs and 20 pit burials has been found in Bulgaria. The family tombs appear to have been damaged during construction work in the 1950s and 1960s. Yulian Meshekov, leader of the archaeological excavations, said that the tombs were cut practically at foundation level, with little of

40-ton capstone found in India

A 40 capstone to an ancient megalithic burial site has been found near the village of Neremetta, India. “We can safely say that this is the largest capstone found in South India and one of the largest in the country. We can’t say it’s the world’s largest as there could be

Unusual medieval burials found in Siberia

Unusual burials of three crouched individuals dating back to the 11th century have been found in Siberia. Unique crouched burials for this period - comprising seriously ill quartet - presents archeologists with a puzzle. The find of four graves from the 11th century site Yur-Yakha III are unlike anything else seen from

Ancient animal burials found in England

The remains of several people and animals have been found at the site of a church in Shropshire, England. Among the excavated burials are the skeletons of a calf and a pig that appear to have been carefully laid beside each other in a symmetrical shape. A Stone Age flint was

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