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Avarian Cemetary Museum - Vasasszonyfa
Address: 9744, Vasasszonyfa Széchenyi út 1.
Phone number: (94) 355-035, (30) 348-9858
Opening hours: Temporarily closed.
archaeology, permanent exhibition
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The burial places excavated at the location where the Creek Surány and another little brook meets laid in the direction of Northwest-Southeast. The side of the graves is rounded. Their depth was varied. Most of the skeletons were laid on their backs; the hands were next to the body. Those who were rich had a deeper and larger grave. The smallest are the graves of children. The position of the corps in a crouching position showed its social situation.

There were remains in a few graves, which we supposed were the remains of coffins. The small coal pieces suggest a sacrificial fire burnt at the funeral or for magic purposes.

The bones of animals suggest that the relatives of the deceased tried to provide a good life for on the other side. The eggs placed on the breast or in between the legs served magic purposes.

Making an exact description of the objects found in the graves is very important since this is the basis of reconstructing traditional clothing. The color, tailoring, material, ornamentation of the cloths had an expressive meaning. The number of the iron mountings on the belt, its ornaments, and color all showed the rank of its barer.

The clothing of men and women were basically the same, except that the dress of the women were more ornamented. They also wore bracelets, pearls, and rings.

The textile shirt and trousers were general. Over these, a caftan-like coat held together by a belt was worn. The tools and weapons were attached to the hanging part of the belt.

The hair of these people was braided, they had rings in their ears, and wore leather boots on their feet.

The women had bracelets, they used needle holders made of the bone of birds, and had beauty products in their little sacks. The spindle buttons show that the most important work of the women was weaving and braiding.