The mausoleum of the village of Mets Ayrum

The newly discovered mausoleum is located in the western part of the village of Mets Ayrum, on the top of the road passing through the western part of the Nahataki chemical waste storage facility. The stone box-shaped tomb consists of seven side and two edge stones and is covered with three flat, in completely processed slabs of basalt up to 7 cm thick. At a depth of 30 cm from the covering of the tomb, a human skeleton was discovered that was missing bones from the pelvis to the skull. Only the upper and lower tubular bones with the limbs in anatomical position (except for the upper limbs) have been preserved.
During excavations around the tomb, several fragments of clay vessels from the early Medieval Ages were discovered, and when excavating the layer of soil under the tomb, a tooth was found. For the purpose of study, fragments of clay vessels uncovered in the upper layer and human bones were transferred to the Research Center for Historical and Cultural Heritage. According to the anthropological conclusion, these were the bones of a man belonging to the age group of 45 years and older.
After the study, reburial took place in the same tomb.