An ancient burial with a "ticket" to the kingdom of the dead was found in Crimea

Burials of the Hellenistic period were found in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea. They found a coin there,

which served as a "ticket" for the ancient Greeks to the kingdom of the dead.

The burials were found during an archaeological expedition of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Briefly about the find writes TASS.

The leader of the expedition said that in one of theburials discovered an intact human skeleton. He had a coin with him. These were put into the mouth of the deceased. The coin acted as payment for the transportation of the soul across the Leta River to the afterlife. Charon had to take the money.

Scientists say that the burial belongs to III-IIcenturies BC. TASS specifies that on both sides of the Kerch Strait more than 2.5 thousand years ago, an ancient state was founded - the Bosporan Kingdom. In ancient times, on the site of Kerch, there was the capital of the kingdom of Panticapaeum.