Grave reconstruction

Mysterious grave with seven skulls | 2011

27 Jun , 2015  

In 2006 during an excavation in the roman cemetery of Aquincum leading archaeologist Gábor Lassányi found a special grave: one regular burial of an old man plus five human, and a horse skull.

The seven skull grave at the Graphisoft Park dig in 2006

The seven skull grave at the Graphisoft Park dig in 2006

Were the old man buried with severed heads? Were the skulls dumped in a rubbish pit by a grave robber? Were they placed there during a ceremony? After studying the finds, he came up with the following theory: They were part of a magical ceremony, possibly about a curse.

Digging the grave

Digging the grave

The ceremony

The ceremony

Layout of the skulls after the ceremony

Layout of the skulls after the ceremony

Section of the grave

Section of the grave

Client: Aquincum Museum


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