Warrior`s skeleton
Last Updated: Saturday, August 01, 2009, 09:30
Rome: Italy's police squad for art says a pre-Christian warrior's skeleton has been found floating in a tomb filled with sea water on a beach near Rome.

The bones are believed to date from between 2,000 BC to 3,000 BC.

Carabinieri art squad official Raffaele Mancino said that the warrior was likely killed by an arrow that was found among his ribs. He says there was also a hole in the back of the skull.

The warrior is nicknamed "Nello" after the archaeologist who found him in May as art hunters were making a routine check of the region's archaeological areas. The bones were found along with six vases and two daggers.

Mancino says the tomb could be part of a wider necropolis lying just a few steps from the sea.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 01, 2009, 09:30

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