13th-century Mongolian warrior found in Siberia
|Mongol light cavalryman. Chinese miniature, Ming dynasty. Ink and colour on paper.|
Victoria and Albert Museum, London [Credit: WikiCommons]
Archaeologists believe that the uncovered “skull, bones and ammunition belong to a Mongolian warrior dating back to the 13th century,” police said in a statement.
Eight flat metal pieces resembling arrow heads, a fragment of a stirrup and leather items were discovered around the bones, the statement said.
At its peak around 1270, the Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire to ever appear in human history. Similar graves also have been discovered in Eastern Siberia.
Source: RAINovosti [August 23, 2013]