“Surely, more of them will come by the time the examination ends.”

According to the archaeologist, about 30 percent of the buried people were found in fairly well-off pits, as gleaned from the personal effects found around them.

The items have also allowed the archaeologists to date the cemetery to the Early Medieval period, between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Unfortunately, many of the pits have been damaged or destroyed by modern-day pipe-laying and construction.

Dr Kordala said: “I believe many dozens of graves were destroyed by these types of communal works.”





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