4,000-year-old remains of settlement discovered in East Hungary

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Budapest, August 5 (ANI): Archaeologists of Debrecen's Deri Museum in East Hungary have discovered 4,000-year-old remains of a settlement during earth works connected to a local sewage treatment project.

A team of 35-40 archaeologists are working in an area of two hectares, and have now identified the traces of three phases of the settlement: one in the early Bronze Age between 2700-2500 BC, the Sarmatian period around the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD as well as the youngest phase in the 8th and 9th centuries, leader of the excavations Krisztian Szilagyi told MTI.

The settlement is believed to have been the largest of its kind in eastern Hungary, the archaeologist added.

Szilagyi said that his team had found many workaday objects, as well as two skeletons - unique finds from an age when people always used to cremate their dead.

The excavations are scheduled to be completed by August 20. (ANI)

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