Archaeologists from the French National Archaeological Research Institute (INRAP) have discovered an ancient cemetery in Corsica where 40 coffins believed to date from 300 to 600 years old were found.
In France, archaeologists made a discovery that surprised those who saw it.
Archaeologists from the National Archaeological Research Institute (INRAP) have managed to solve the 1,700-year-old mystery.
The team, who have been working in the so-called ‘city of the dead in the Corsica region of France, have found interesting findings.
The cemetery, estimated to be between 300 and 600 AD, was discovered in the area, which was home to many communities in ancient times.
What made the discovery interesting was that the bodies in the cemetery were found in pottery.
The team recovered the bodies of 40 people buried in this way. The majority were children, the team said and announced that it was in adults who were buried in this way.
Archaeologists said they estimated that the bodies found were buried between the 3rd and 6th centuries.
In this way, it turned out that people lived in the town of Ile-Rousse, where the cemetery is located, in antiquity.
Although the artifacts found in the excavation appear to be from the Roman period, archaeologists also speculate that they may have been redesigned by the Visigoths or later inhabitants of the area.
It is believed that thanks to the 40 coffins found, the town’s secretive past can be solved.