During excavations in the territory of South Korean scientists have discovered an ancient tomb in which a woman was buried with unusually elongated skull.
Burial belongs to the era of the kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD). Despite the powerful influence of the kingdom to the modern culture of the Republic of Korea, the scientists very rarely come across intact burial of the time (poorly preserved skeletons in local soils). However, in 2013, archaeologists were lucky: during excavations on the territory of ancient capital of Silla in one of the coffins they found the bones of middle-aged women in top condition. Read the rest of this entry »