Treasure at the cost of thousands of years

In the Stolbtsy District, near Drozdy, history students of the Belarusian State University have found a 4.5 thousand year old burial place

By Marina Shumilo

In the Stolbtsy District, near Drozdy, history students of the Belarusian State University have found a 4.5 thousand year old burial place

Among the findings are a crock, a stone drilled axe and a flinty polished axe, two knives, as well as a sheaf of arrows, from which only arrow-heads remain. According to the experts, they are dated from the second half of the three thousand years B.C. There is an assumption that a representative of the Corded Ware culture lies here. His body has been burned and the ashes have been sprinkled in a pit sized around a metre to two. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to extract all the rarities at once. “The crockery can easily burst” says Alexandra Zueva, a lecturer of the Department of Archeology and Special Historical Disciplines of the Historical Faculty of the BSU. By the way, all students who participated in the excavations received the highest mark for their practical.
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