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Mysterious Couple Found In Ancient Russian Burial Ground

Archeologists in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar are baffled by the remains of an ancient loving couple found in a burial ground discovered during excavation for a hotel complex. Buried together, it is thought that the couple might be members of a mysterious tribe heretofore unknown to scienc...
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The burial ground found at the crossroads of Postovaia and Sedin Streets in Krasnodar is significant because it is a dolmen. This is defined as a single-chamber, megalithic tomb that usually consists of three or more upright stones that support a large, flat, horizontal capstone (table). Most dolmens date back to the early Neolithic period (4,000-3,000 BC).

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