18 Roman emperors born on the soil of today's Serbia left behind numerous traces that testify to the way of life in that period. The newest was discovered in the "Benakemt" query of Arandjelovac - a Roman necropolis with 22 tombs at the top of mountain Vencac.
On a rocky and inaccessible terrain, archaeologists found 22 tombs with skeletal remains of the people who lived between the 4th and 6th century. A characteristic way of the burial in the Roman period: the northwest-southeast, and the distance between graves, indicates a well-planned necropolis.
- We have several complete skeletons, those are remarkable finds. A lot of them are without skulls and small bones, which means that only larger pieces remained - said Snezana Stankovic from the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Kragujevac.
A lot of objects were found that show the way of life, the way they dressed and decorated the population.
- There are fibulae, earrings, headpieces, beads, parts of belts, buckles, glass containers, two glass cups, a lot of ceramics, two whole crates - says Slavica Djordjevic from the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments Kragujevac.
In Mali Vencac, remains of fortifications and settlements were found, as was written by Felix Kanic in the 19th century. The population living there was buried at the Veliki Vencac.
The Roman fort guarded the road that connected the mines on Avala, Kosmaj and the Rudnik itself.
The fertile valley below Vencac was suitable for the formation of the settlement and the impressive remains of the great empire are revealed to us today.
- These finds are very significant, the fund of our museum will be increased, and it will provide new information about the way of life in these areas in the Roman times - Said Olga Starcevic from the National Museum in Arandjelovac.
There are many sites in the territory of Arandjelovac from that period, and the latest discovery is an important piece in assembling the great Roman mosaic.
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(Telegraf.co.uk / RTS)