An ‘iPhone’ Buried Together With A 2000-Year-Old Skeleton Will Leave You Baffled
By Yimin Huang, 09 Sep 2019
In a burial site believed to be over 2,000 years old situated in the Russian republic of Tuva, a skeleton is found alongside an ‘iPhone’ lookalike.
The grave location is known as ‘The Russian Atlantis’ and is underwater for most months, only drained in May and June.
The excavated skeleton belongs to a woman who has been named ‘Natasha’ by the archeologists. Interestingly, they have also named the black rectangular object found in the burial ground ‘iPhone’ due to the physical similarities, according to the Siberian Times.
The object is adorned with colorful Chinese wuzhu coins. Its real function is a large belt buckle, and the coins are probably minted around 2,137 years ago, according to the researchers.
The findings in ‘The Russian Atlantis’ are so significant that Dr Marina Kilunovskaya from the St Petersburg Institute of Material History Culture, labeled the site as a “scientific sensation.”
well actually we think it looks more like Samsung than an iPhone...:) Archeologist in awe at 2,100 year old iPhone-like belt buckle unearthed in 'Atlantis' grave in Tuva. Ancient Xiongnu-era woman took stylish accessory to the afterlife https://t.co/9GEonROP3T pic.twitter.com/6gmlk53CzJ— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) September 8, 2019
[via Metro UK, cover image via Shutterstock]
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