Publicada por Arith Härger / 9:28 PM /
In the Hungarian Capital, while construction workers were building the new bridge over the Danube River in Budapest, they have unearthed an amazing 5th century sepulchre. The analysis of the monument revealed to be the burial chamber of a hunnic leader of great importance, most likely of King Attila himself.
Many horse skeletons were found in the burial, as well as various weapons and other artefacts, all traditionally associated with the Huns. There was also a large sword made of meteoric iron, probably Attila's legendary “Holy War Sword of the Scythians”, allegedly given to him by the god Mars himself.
Attila was so named “the scourge of God” by Roman historians, he was the ruler of the Huns. A nomadic people originating possibly from Central Asia.
Attila ruled from 434 A.D., until his death in 453 after a feast celebrating his latest marriage to a beautiful and young gothic princess known as Ildico. He led many military raids on both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires provoking what has become known as the Barbarian Invasions or the Great Migration, a large movement of germanic populations that greatly accelerated the fall of Rome and the advent of the Middle Ages in Europe. Attila his considered by most Hungarians, as the founder of the country.
The discovery of this burial site could bring many clarifications concerning the origins and identity of the hunnic people and of Attila himself, which have both been sources of debate for centuries. The analysis of pieces of pottery and jewelry found on the site, should bring a new light on their cultural origins and trade networks, and help scientists better understand this poorly documented people.