September 10, 2012 16:08
For the first time found a cemetery and a stone to sacrifice the ancient Germans.
In the Ternopil region near the village of Soap for the first time found a cemetery and a stone for the sacrifice of the ancient Germans, the creation of which scientists refer to the beginning of II — the end of the III century BC This was reported by the regional media.
"This is not the sanctuary, and the small altar, — the director KP" Podolsky archeology "Bogdan Strotsen. — These sites are in Volhynia and Podolia in the first time. That would suggest that there are more, but we just have not found. "
In graves found on the chest of the two adults were two bronze fibulae (zip decoration), where fastened cloak — for centuries the fabric wore out, but the metal pins remain. Also found in the burial of the time for the traditional ceramics, hand-made.
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"And this is how their business card — hand-sculpted pots — emphasizes the source. — Therefore, it is safe to say that Zborovschine lived among the first of the ancient Germans, who came to the skirts. "
No fewer puzzles thrown ritual place near the burial ground. During the excavations it was noticed by the blackened charred stones, which lay on a large stone slab set in the north-west — north-east. And from above, as if wise, and there were stones with traces of fire. Stones at the cemetery could not be random, because there within a few kilometers of rocks or stones do not.
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According to the custom of the ancient Germans know that they are offering to the gods occasionally brought even people. While on Zborovschine, exploring ritual place, archaeologists found bones. Probably, there is only burned sacrificial food (grain or milk) or just light a fire ritual for the holidays.
Despite the discovery, by which the ancient Germans now qualify for "registration" in the museums of the Ternopil region, the researchers expect the new findings.