A road filled with skull and bones, also known as the “road of bones” has been discovered in Siberia, Russia.
According to reports by Guardian, the remains, which may be a century old, were buried in sand that was spread over a local road to improve traction on black ice.
It was gathered that a skull and other human remains ended up being used to resurface a frozen highway near Irkutsk, Siberia.
After the road of bones was discovered in Siberia, which is one of the coldest areas on Earth, Government officials in the country opened an inquiry into how bones of at least 3 people were found buried in sand which was spread all over the road.
Locals from the nearby town of Kirensk said that the bones of at least three individuals have been identified.
According to them, the bones may date back to the bloody civil war between the Bolsheviks and White Russian forces that took place immediately after the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Also, they argued if sand was taken from land near a graveyard, which led to the bones being mixed with it.
Ironically, the road where the bones were found is named after Timofei Alymov, a Bolshevik who fought during the conflict.
Alymov was charged with keeping the gold confiscated from the whites by Lenin’s Bolshevik troops.
He was killed by the troops of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, leader of the Whites, in Kirensk.
Meanwhile, Russian history revealed that the road was built by slave laborers in temperatures as low as -70ºC, and workers who were thought not to be working hard enough were shot by their guards.
Reports say close to 250,000 lives were lost while building the road, which is still regarded as one of the most dangerous highways on Earth.
Following this, the bones discovered have been collected, and work on the road has stopped.
Investigators are looking into a local contractor suspected of collecting sand from close to a burial plot and failing to inspect it before spreading it on the road.