Saturday, 5 August 2017

Ancient knifeman is found buried with his dagger drawn in a 2,900-year-old Siberian grave

The remains of a 2,900-year-old body was dug from the ground in Siberia, carrying a dagger and a knife ready for battle on his way to the afterlife. The Bronze Age warrior has a 'mirror' in one eye, possibly to illuminate his path after death, along with a set of earrings.

It was as if he 'was very carefully prepared for the road to another world, assuming that obstacles may exist in his way and he had to fight his way through them'. The warrior hailed from the transition period from the Bronze to the Iron age, and was between 2,700 and 2,900 years old.