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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Siberian Couple Tombs Mystery

Cemetery areas in the village of Staryi Tartas, Siberia, kept a mystery. There, the Russian scientists discover 600 tombs and derived from the Bronze Age 3,500 years ago. When disassembled, what is in the grave makes the archaeologists wonder.

There is more than one skeleton in the grave lot. Dozens of them were buried in pairs. There is a skeleton man and woman holding each other, buried side by side, some even with children skeleton.
Russian scientists have uncovered the bones of dozens of couples buried facing each other in Staryi Tartas village in Siberia. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
On the one hand, the poses in the tomb show proximity: kinship and romance - together toward 'immortality'. However, the suspicion arises, there could be another terrible explanation behind it.

"Archaeologists are trying to explain the phenomenon and believes the DNA tests will provide answers about the unusual cemetery," as reported by the Daily Mail, on Monday, December 30, 2013 taken from Siberian Times.
Some graves at the site in Novosibirsk region in western Siberia show adults buried with children. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
One theory calls, the Andronovo burials showed the family togetherness. But, there is another version that after a person dies, his wife died and were buried together. Other facts show several couples pose was intentionally buried with sexual intercourse. It could be a young woman so victimizing to play this role in the tomb.
One writer described the scenes in the graves poignantly as skeletons in 'post-mortal hugs with bony hands clasped together'. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Other graves in the cemetery in the Novosibirsk region, western Siberia also showed adults were buried along with the kids. Professor Vyacheslav Molodin, research director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch said, there are many theories that could explain the phenomenon. "We can fantasize about all of this," he said.

"We can predict when a husband dies, his wife and then killed and buried together as we see in some Scythian burial. Or maybe it dug another grave to bury loved ones. Might also occur when the simultaneous death," he said. Professor Vyacheslav Molodin added to the tombs with skeletons of adults and children, look more natural and easy to understand. "However, when it was discovered two adults - it is not so clear. There are various hypotheses, but what actually happens, we do not know yet." 
Work is underway to establish the 'kinship' of these ancient couple burials using DNA research. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Now, experts are trying to uncover the alleged kinship of skeletons that exist in one tomb. One of them is by doing DNA research. "For example, we found the tomb of a man and a child. Kinship What level are they? Are they father and son or ...? Same question arises when we found the skeleton of a woman and child. Was that mother and child, or aunt-nephew, or no connection at all. Scientifically we need the paleo-genetics tools, "said Professor Molodin.
Archeologists are struggling for explanations and believe DNA tests will provide the answers to these remarkable burials, it was reported. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Burial of the bodies associated in couple, Professor Lev Klein of St. Petersburg State University suspected that it could be related to the belief in reincarnation. Which may be affected deeksha ritual in ancient Indian sub-continent - at the time of the oldest Hindu scripture composed.

"Deeksha is considered as a 'second birth' and to finish it, one must perform sexual rituals to impregnate someone." In other words, when dead, a man must perform sexual acts to impregnate a woman. "Maybe in the pre-Vedic period, families often seek to reproduce the 'deeksha' for the dead at the expense of a woman or a girl (or a few), as simulated sexual intercourse in the grave," he said.

Professor Molodin not override this version, however, so clearly, this hypothesis requires further research. "The Klein idea can be extended to Siberia as well, especially some researchers think that the Andronovo is the past Iranian people. But it's just a hypothesis," he said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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