Ten Things You Did Not Know About Attila The Hun
Ten Things You Did Not Know About Attila The Hun

Ten Things You Did Not Know About Attila The Hun

Ed - August 1, 2016

Ten Things You Did Not Know About Attila The Hun
Hun treasure found in a grave

Attila’s Burial and Death

After his death, the king was taken to an unknown location. We have a description from the Gothic historian Jordannes about the funeral of Attila.

‘’His body was placed in the midst of a plain and lay in state in a silken tent as a sight, for men’s admiration. The best horsemen of the entire tribes of the Huns rode around in circles, after the manner of circus games, in the place to which he had been brought and told of his deeds in a funeral dirge””. (Jordannes, History of the Goths).

No one knows where Attila is buried. He was possibly buried in a river. The Huns dammed up a river and buried him, with much gold, in the river bed. Then they probably allowed the river to flow back again and this has concealed the grave of Attila ever since.

Many treasure hunters have tried to locate the burial spot of the Hun. It is assumed that he was buried somewhere in Hungary but no trace of his last resting spot has ever been found. The amount of gold and jewels it would contain would be enormous.

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