Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bronze Age Burials by Lake Baikal

Interesting double burial of a man and a woman recently uncovered overlooking Lake Baikal in Siberia. They seem to be holding hands.

Too bad the woman's head is missing, because the man's was elaborately decorated with jade rings and a string of red deer (elk) teeth. The burials probably date to between 3,000 and 2500 BCE. A jade knife blade was near the woman's hand, and there was a pouch near the man's knee that is still being analyzed.

Love the white jade ring around the man's left eye. Perhaps it allowed him to see into the other world? More at the Siberian Times.

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