When researchers commenced a dig in the small Siberian village of Staryi Tartas, what they discovered was pretty mind-boggling: a massive burial ground of nearly 600 tombs.
Dozens upon dozens of ancient grave sites were unearthed to reveal bodies buried face to face, holding hands. The history behind these graves is murky, but historians believe they belonged to the local Andronovo culture sometime during the second and first millennia B.C.E. Vyacheslav Molodin, an archaeology and ethnography expert at the Russian Academy of Sciences says that DNA testing should determine the relationship between the buried couples and shed some truth on why they were buried in such a dramatic way.
See the photo over at Huffington Post Weird News: Skeletons 'Embracing' In Death May Represent Gruesome Ancient Siberian Custom (PHOTO)
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