Charred remains of a pregnant woman found in a 4000-year-old urn

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have been excavating on the banks of the Danube in Hungary. They discovered 525 ancient cremation urns that belong to the Vatya culture. The human remains have been carefully analyzed. They are supposedly 4000 years old, like the city of Szigetszentmiklos, next to which urns were found.

Reported by Sciencealert.

Very little is known about the Vatya culture. These ancient people lived from about 2100 BC in the Danube basin. They built fortified settlements, and also had huge cemeteries with many cremated bodies, the ashes of which they piled into beautiful ceramic urns.

One of the urns discovered at the site was distinguished by the fact that it contained expensive objects and precious jewelry. The remains made it possible to establish that the urn contains the ashes of a young woman, not older than 30 years. She was buried pregnant with twins at about 30 weeks.

The analysis also showed that the woman arrived from a completely different place at about the age of 13. Perhaps she married one of the representatives of the Vatya culture, who was quite rich and influential. This is evidenced by the burial set discovered by archaeologists.

The woman died very early, even during pregnancy with two babies. Experts cannot name the reason for this and assume that the death could have been provoked by premature birth.


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