In order to remove the last doubts as to the authenticity of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei, the Grand Duchess Maria and their parents, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia at the meeting of the Commission on the reburial proposed to open the tomb of Alexander III. Now the issue is addressed in investigative Committee of Russia.
– His Holiness the Patriarch proposed to conduct such a study, said senior investigator-criminalist main Department of criminalistics of the RF IC Vladimir Solovyov. – The question discussed, and while I can’t give you a definitive answer, but we think about it with the experts, since Alexander III – it’s still the closest to Nicholas II. As far as I know, his tomb has never been opened. No one here can say that someone planted a bone, someone has mixed these bones.
The first legend that in the place of the Romanov family buried the wrong people, appeared in 1918. Not stopped these rumors and when the burial of the family of the last Emperor of Russia in modern times. Many experts, among them prominent Church leaders, argued that in place of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna buried by other people, perhaps their servants. Continue reading
In different Nations that inhabited our planet in ancient times, there were different traditions of burial of the dead, is often very unusual. Both were buried in ancient times? Here are interesting facts about some very unusual burials.
Among some peoples of Ancient China (e.g. people’s Bo) was taken to suspend the coffin with the body of the deceased on a high rock, and on the side facing to human habitation. It was believed that mountains are a bridge between earthly life and afterlife, and the dead in the tombs will protect the living and bring them luck. The hanging coffins were made from a solid single piece of wood and placed on special stands, hammered into the rock. The oldest burial found is 3000 years old and the youngest is 400.
In Ancient Persia, the main religion was Zoroastrianism (he was later superseded by Islam), according to which the dead were not supposed to defile the earth and air, therefore corpses could not be burned or buried in the ground. On a high rock tower was constructed with a deep well in the center (Tower of silence). Inside the tower were three levels: one for men, one for women and one for children. The dead were stripped completely and put in the tower, Continue reading