Skeletons from the 10th century BC were found holding each other's hands near the Olkhon region in southeast Russia, footage released on Friday shows.
The pair was discovered in a grave not far from Lake Baikal, presumably holding hands in a show of affection over 3,000 years ago.
SOT Dmitry Kichigin, Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Philosophy, Irkutsk National Research Technical University (Russian): "There were two skeletons which were found in an anatomic order in the burial. One of them presumably belongs to a man and remained almost intact. The second one which consists only of lower half, we think, belongs to a woman."
He added, “All that we have here are the sewed-on pieces made of elk teeth which framed the head-dress on man’s skeleton, and white jade rings which are found on his chest, and the smallest one over his eye socket.”