Pre-Christian gravesite discovered

Builders assigned to construct a new railroad in Carinthia found what is believed to be an ancient gravesite.Federal Railways (ÖBB) said today (Fri) four skeletons and funerary objects such as chains and various trinkets were discovered in the town of Kühnsdorf.An archaeologist who was asked to examine the bones and objects described them as “the most important discovery in the region in decades.”He added that they may date back to 130 to 50 years before Christ.ÖBB explained the construction of the Koralm track will nevertheless continue as planned after they are measured, photographed and removed for further investigations.Only some weeks ago, 16 graves were unearthed at the location of a former Roman city in the Vorarlberg capital of Bregenz. The gravesite is around 1,700 years old, according to experts. They will be preserved and handed over to a local museum to go on display there.