An ancient warrior who was interred with his wife and three children has been found in a Russian crypt.
The find has created an archaeological enigma because researchers are unsure if the family died of the plague or were murdered by tribal members in the area.
The “noble” family, according to archaeologists, was interred there in Fanagoriya, Russia, about 1,500 years ago.
According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the adult male skeleton was discovered buried with riding stirrups and spurs.
Additionally, he was wearing a sword-belt, which indicates that he was a mounted warrior.
And there were valuables in the 16-foot-deep crypt, a sign of wealth or high status.
This prehistoric warrior resembled Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones in real life.
Aleksei Voroshilov, who oversaw the excavation, claimed that based on what they had discovered, the individual had been a member of the city’s military.
He was an experienced horseman, as we also discovered riding stirrups and spurs.
“A leather harness that is fastened to a belt and was previously used to carry a sword is also present.
“The harness’ buckles are seriously worn out, indicating that this warrior had participated in numerous battles.
He was repeatedly drawing and redrawing his weapon.
Along with his wife and three children, the long-dead warrior was also interred.
Although the cause of their death is unknown, archaeologists think the plague may have been the cause.
Another popular story holds that local nomadic tribesmen butchered the animals.
In any event, archaeologists are quite interested in the Fanagoriya excavation site.
The location is thought to have had a significant historical significance for Christianity and has given rise to several priceless artifacts.
The marble tabletop, which could have served as an altar in a church, is the most precise and convincing proof yet that Christianity was formed in Fanagoriya in the fifth century, according to Aleksei.
“We have found a marble baptismal font for babies, and perhaps even for toddlers. Although it is not very large, it is substantial and made of marble.
“A ship that was lost following the insurrection in Fanagoriya against Mithridates VI of Pontus, which took place precisely in 62 BC, was discovered by one of our underwater missions some time ago.