New investments dig out ancient tombs in Romania’s Prahova county

Romanian archaeologists have found yet another ancient tomb in Romania’s Prahova county, not very far from Bucharest.

The tomb is believed to be around 5000 years old. Another such tomb was discovered in Prahova county in April this year, and another one was found in October 2015.

This week’s discovery was made in an area where a new industrial park should be built.

“The entire assembly is interesting. There is a circle made of stones around the grave, which has a diameter of about 5 meters. He was probably a male placed in a position typical of their era, as they laid him on the back and lifted his knees, bending them,” said Alin Franculeasa, an archaeologist from the Prahova County History and Archaeology Museum, reports local Mediafax.

According to him, there are more than 300 archaeological sites in the towns around the city of Ploiesti, Prahova county.

“We dug around 15-16 such mounds in recent years, all in the context of investment works,” he added.

Another ancient tomb was discovered in the same area on Wednesday, but this one was not preserved so well.

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Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Prahova County History and Archaeology Museum)