Remains of a medieval warrior found in a Lithuanian lake
Archaeologists and divers have discovered the remains of a medieval warrior on the underwater slope of Lake Asvyaya in the east of the country.
In Lithuania, at the bottom of Lake Asvyaya, archaeologists have discovered the remains of a medieval warrior. It is reported by lrt.lt.
Human remains were found under a layer of mud and sand at a depth of nine meters during an underwater survey of the remains of the old Dubingiai Bridge.
Archaeologists say the find can be dated to the 16th century and is unique and the first of its kind in Lithuania.
An underwater find is not a burial. Personal items found nearby, a sword, leather boots and two knives, suggest that the remains belonged to a medieval warrior.
It was not possible to establish the cause of the soldier’s death. The remains are now being examined at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University, and archaeological finds have been sent to the Lithuanian National Museum.
Earlier it was reported that a burial was found on the island of Khortitsa about 2.5 thousand years old. This is the first discovery since 1992 of a completely surviving, not plundered Scythian burial on the island.
It was also reported that Turkish archaeologists discovered an ancient mosaic depicting a female figure during excavations in the Qadirli region of the southern province of Osmaniye.