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Tango0106 Nov 2023 8:44 p.m. PST

"Archaeologists have unearthed the grave of a 1st century man buried with high-quality surgical tools near Jászberény, central Hungary.


The grave was discovered last year in an excavation of a site where Copper Age and Avar artifacts had been found on the surface. A subsequent magnetometer survey identified an Avar-era (6th-9th century A.D.) cemetery with several rows of graves. Inside one relatively shallow grave were the remains of a man between 50 and 60 years old at the time of death. Metal tools found in the grave were quickly recognized as Roman surgery implements. The tools had been packed in two wooden chests and buried at his feet. (An animal had disturbed one of the tools, shifting it up towards the head of the deceased, but otherwise the tools were where they had been before the wood decayed.)…"


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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2023 7:15 a.m. PST

That's awesome! Great find.

Tango0107 Nov 2023 3:14 p.m. PST

Happy for that…

Armand

Zephyr107 Nov 2023 3:36 p.m. PST

Must have been a dentist, those teeth look to be in pretty good shape… ;-)

Tango0108 Nov 2023 3:18 p.m. PST

Ha!…


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