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Bronze Age Couple Unearthed in Russia

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

white jade ringsIRKUTSK, RUSSIA—The Siberian Times reports that the skeletons of a man and a woman who had been buried holding hands some 4,500 years ago have been unearthed near Lake Baikal. Dmitry Kichigin of Irkutsk National Research Technical University said that a ring of white jade had been placed over of the man’s eye sockets, and three more such rings had been placed on his chest. Red deer and musk deer teeth were found on his skull and around his feet, suggesting that he had been wearing a decorated hat and footwear. A small bag at his knees held metal implements. The woman, who may have been his wife or concubine, was buried with a large jade knife. Her upper body has been damaged by rodents. For more, go to "4,000-Year-Old Rock Art Discovered in Siberia."

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