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Experts say this is the most important find in the country for the last 40 years. This was reported by the Daily Mail.
Scientists found a bronze cauldron in the center of the tomb. It is assumed that the body of the deceased may be inside.
"We still have to find its remains," said archaeologist Susanna Friedrich, an employee of the Halle Museum of Ancient History.
There were skeletons of six women around the boiler. Researchers say they may be either the deceased's wives or his wives. But it remains a mystery whether they were killed specifically for burial or whether they were sacrificed.
Archaeologists have also found the remains of 11 animals inside the tomb, including cattle, dogs and horses.
All this shows that a high-ranking man was buried here. Another 60 graves were discovered near the mausoleum. According to preliminary estimates, the ancient cemetery appeared between 480 and 530 AD after the fall of the Roman Empire.
At that time, many Germanic tribes, such as the Huns, invaded areas that were no longer under Roman protection. The tombs also contained a glass cup, some gilded jewelry for clothing, an iron sword and shield, a gold coin with the image of Emperor Zeno, and much more.
It is believed that the glassware, decorated with unusual engravings, was made by Gallo-Roman masters who lived on the banks of the Rhine. Only they knew the equipment, RIA Novosti reported.