The tombs of three warriors from the conquest period (Honfoglalás) have been excavated near Tarpa

Monday, July 22, 2013


The tombs of three prominent warriors have been excavated by Jósa András Museum archaeologists near Tarpa, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. Archaeologists have found quivers and swords in the three grave sites. Two of the soldiers were buried with their horses.

The warriors' head pointing towards the west and their face towards the east; a horse's skull with leg bones were laid at the warriors feet -- the horse was skinned before buried. Next to the horse skull, archaeologists found stirrups, bridle and a saddle belt buckle.


In the quivers number of arrowheads have been found. Near one of the warriors' right hand a silver plated bronze ring has been found. The warriors' clothing were decorated with rectangular silver gilt. Archaeologists have also found belt mounts that made of the same material as the decorations.

Especially important is the fact that the findings have been found in very good condition especially the leather belts, but at the chest area of the remains rich organic samples have been also found in good condition.


The grave sites are one of the most significant findings of the "Honfoglalás" period in recent decades in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. The findings were taken in the Nyíregyháza Jósa András Museum, and the restoration of the objects have already been started. After completing the work, the findings will be exhibited in the Museum.

In Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county alone more than three and a half thousand "Honfoglalás" period sites are known.

(MTI – veddamagyart.info – hungarianambiance.com)

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