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Viking graves in Pskov, North-Western Russia

Archaeologists are examining the items found in the ancient burial place of a Viking woman in downtown Pskov.
In the last days of 2003 in Pskov during archaeological research of the construction site, burial place related to X century, was discovered. At the depth of 4 meters in the burial chamber the remains of a woman were found along with decoration of bronze and silver, bronze scales, glass beads and several dozens of other items.

According to Dr. Of History, Head of Department of Slavic and Finnish Archaeology of Institute of History of Material Culture in St. Petersburg Anatoly Kirpichnikov, there must be some more burial places nearby, probably some burial mound.

After the archeological dig was finished, construction works started in the area.

Source: Muzei Rossii