In the ancient tomb in Kerch archaeologists have found interesting patterns.
In Kerch the archaeologists on the excavation of the barrow Hospital was found on the walls of the ruined ancient tomb interesting schematic drawings applied to the plaster with ochre and soot, presumably in III-V centuries ad.
About it reports a press-service of the Institute of archaeology RAS.
In the figures, in particular, depict battle scenes, ships, solar symbols, etc.
“The style of the images reminds of the kind in the crypt of Zabidov in Kerch. In the work of conservation was attended by the restorers of the State Hermitage and the Kerch Museum-reserve” — said the press service.
According to experts, in ancient tomb, rectangular burial chamber with dimensions of 5.2×4.8 m with a staggered overlap, led corridor-dromos length of about 20 m.
“Of late, higher embankment that blocked the tomb was built in several stages, as the construction of buildings… In the mound found numerous fragments of container vessels and table IV-III centuries BC To this crypt, apparently, is another funerary altar of eskhar, opened in the West field later the mound,” said the Institute.
Later, the tomb was repeatedly subjected to robbery, he was also dismantled for the stone. As a result, he has been very badly damaged.
Nonetheless preserved some architectural details of the rich decoration of the tomb: fragment of a frieze, decorated with owami, capital pilasters, architectural plaster ornament, covered in blue paint. The filling also found fragments of pottery Dating back to the IV century BC and the middle ages. Archaeologists believe that some time destroying the tomb stood open.
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