Russian commander’s grave found in Kars
KARS - Anadolu Agency
The gravestone, which belongs to Russian Anatoli Petrovich, was found during a road construction in the eastern province of Kars. AA photoDuring the road construction works carried out by the Kars Municipality, the gravestone of a Russian commander was unearthed on Nov. 8 when the wall of a mechanized infantry command was ruined. Now a team of 10 experts of the Kars Museum are working on the gravestone.
The surroundings of the gravestone, which belongs to regiment commander Anatoli Petrovich, was excavated for three hours but no archaeological piece was found in the excavations.
Kars Museum Director Necmettin Alp said that museum experts had found out that the gravestone was made at the end of 19th century, adding, a team was formed and they excavated 70-80 meters underground.”
Alp said that Kars had been under Russian occupation for 40 years after the 1877-1878 Ottoman-Russian war and Russian soldiers were buried there. “There is a record that Anatoli Petrovich was buried here. When the works are done, we will bring this gravestone to the museum and display it there,” he added. Alp noted that they had not found the grave during the excavations.