bronze age

bronze age

Russia: Archaeologists unearth 'Romeo and Juliet of the Bronze Age'

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Video ID: 20140710 046 C/U Two skeletons W/S Excavation work C/U Two skeletons C/U Two skeletons W/S Two skeletons and excavation site SOT, Archaeologist (Russian): "We found two people who were buried during the Middle Bronze Age, in the catacomb culture, [from around] 2,000 BC. They were buried in the burial mound behind me that we are currently studying." M/S Excavation work W/S People observing excavation work W/S Excavation work W/S Skeletons C/U Two skeletons W/S Excavation work C/U Two skeletons C/U Two skeletons SOT, Archaeologist (Russian): "The final word should be said by the anthropologists. They are the specialists in human remains, so they will be able to tell for sure whether these were two men or not. What I can say now is that there is a fact of two people lying face-to-face, with their legs and arms bounded which is quite rare for the catacomb culture. I, personally, have never seen this before. Usually, in double and triple burial places we can see women lying behind men's back[s] and child[ren] lying behind the back of a woman. But those two - face-to-face and with body parts crossed - [I] guess, we can call them Romeo and Juliet of the Bronze Age." W/S Excavation site SCRIPT Archaeologists near the town of Krasny Sulin in Russia's Rostov region continued excavation work Thursday, after uncovering two skeletons found lying face-to-face. The skeletons, believed to be from around 2,000 BC, are thought to be males, based on the size of the bodies and the structure of the bones. One archaeologist said the positioning of the 4,000-year-old skeletons, if they in fact turn out to be male, is something he has never seen before. The archaeological site was originally discovered by specialists checking the area prior to the beginning of construction of an industrial plant. Anthropologists will now work to determine the sex of the skeletons, and what their relationship to each other might have been. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv