Szkieletowy grób kamienny z Naczy na Białorusi
SKELETON GRAVE FROM NACHA IN BELARUS
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Among the ancient collection of the Archaeological Museum in Krakowthere lie the furnishings from the grave in Nacha in the north-western Belarus. Iron objects consist of an axe, two rings for a belt and a fire striker (with flint). The grave from Nacha represents the so-called stone graves – a skeleton burial covered with cobbles, which make up stone cemeteries. They are encountered mainly in the area of the Grodno Region in Belarus, but also in the Brest, Minsk and Vitebsk Regions, and in south-eastern Lithuania. Artefacts similar to those discovered in Nacha are frequently found in male graves of that type, though they are not considered to be reliable indicators of chronology. It can be surmised that the set dates back to the period after the christening of Lithuania – probably the end of the 14th - 15th c., but the possibility that it is younger cannot be ruled out.
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