Bronze age tombs discovered in Romania

(Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images) A bust of Vlad Tepes, the 15th-century ruler of Wallachia also known as Vlad the Impaler, stands in the Curtea Veche archaeological site in the Old Town Lipscani district on September 6, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania. 

Specialists from the Buzău County Museums have identified nine tombs dating back to the Bronze Age in Cârlomăneşti, in Eastern Romania’s Buzău county.

According to the report published by the Romania Insider, the tombs alongside several other objects will be restored and put on display in the museum.

The newly-discovered tombs are believed to belong to people who lived in the area between 2000 – 1600 B.C.

“Some tombs are located closer to the surface and were not so well preserved because of the agriculture works. But those deeper in the ground have rich inventories,” Mihai Constantinescu, a researcher at the Anthropology Institute of the Bucharest Academy, explained.

He further explained that “Each tomb usually has a minimum of three jugs. There are also bronze pieces, items used for keeping braided hair together, bracelets, bronze collars, spindles, very beautiful jugs, unique in the Bronze Age in Romania for their shape and preservation. We found a dove-shaped jug with eight bone fragments from pig feet, probably used as toys.”

According to Constantinescu, all the items found will join the existing Bronze Age ones at the Buzău County Museum display.

Archeologists have made important discoveries in the past as well. In 2013, archaeologists delved over 100 silver and one gold coins, along with more a few hundred small items, ten thousands pottery fragments dating from the Roman occupation of Porolissum Ancient Camp, in Salaj County (northwestern Romania).

Also in 2016, Romanian archaeologists from the Prahova County Museum of History discovered a 5000-year old tomb, on a field outside Ploiesti. The discovery was made in an area where a new residential project should be developed