A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general has been unearthed during foundation excavations for a construction project in the eastern province of Ardahan, Doğan News Agency reported on April 26.
Workers found a coffin with cross on it during the foundation excavation for an apartment building in Ardahan’s Karagöl neighborhood. They informed the authorities about the coffin and police took security measures around the excavation area.
Authorities from the Kars Museum later inspected the field, discovering a coffin and a skeleton with rotten boats and a coat.
Ünver Solaklıoğlu, an archaeologist at the museum, suggested that the skeleton could belong to a Russian general who lived around 140 years ago in the area, according to initial examinations.
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