BELGRADE,June 16 (Xinhua) -- A 4000-year old Bronze Age necropolis has been unearthed during a road construction work just outside the Serbia town of Vranje, 275 kilometers south of Belgrade, reported the Serbian news agency Tanjug on Saturday.
According to Aleksandar Bulatovic, coordinator of archeological research and preservation on the Corridor 10 auto route, the site contains the remains of deceased individuals who were burned in funeral pyres.
"The necropolis dates back to the early Bronze Age. Based on our initial assessments, it is between 2,000 and 1,800 BC, and it is significant because it is the only fully reserved necropolis from this period in the central Balkans," said Bulatovic
The site also revealed a number of unusual ceramic objects, and containers whose use is yet unknown.
"It is the most important discovery made to date on the Corridor 10 route," he added.
Archeological findings uncovered during the road construction will be later displayed at the National Museum in Vranje.