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ChristopherBlackwell Post number 26066 Posted: 20th December 2019     Subject: 3,500-Year-Old Ancient Greek Tombs, Once Lined With Gold
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Breathtaking Find Unearths 3,500-Year-Old Ancient Greek Tombs, Once Lined With Gold
MICHELLE STARR
18 DEC 2019

We don't know their names, but two people who lived and died in Bronze Age Greece 3,500 years ago were obviously hugely important to the people around them. Archaeologists have just found their tombs, so opulent they were once lined with gold leaf, and filled with exquisite grave goods.

It is, the researchers say, a deeply important discovery for our understanding of early Greek culture.

The two tombs were found in a place called Pylos, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, close to another important grave - that of the Griffin Warrior, discovered in 2015, and brimming with over 3,000 pieces of treasure, including jewellery, beads, weapons and carvings.

The newly found tombs - beehive-shaped structures called tholi that were hidden underground - are likewise sumptuous, even in spite of past looting, according to archaeologists Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker of the University of Cincinnati.

The team found thousands of fragments of gold leaf, as well as beads, jewellery and a carved sealstone.

"Like with the Griffin Warrior grave, by the end of the first week we knew we had something that was really important," Stocker said of the discovery.

"It soon became clear to us that lightning had struck again."

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The treasures that remained - dating to the Mycenaean period between 1600 and 1100 BCE - are breathtaking. There were treasures that had to have been imported - red carnelian, Baltic amber and Egyptian amethyst.

And there was so much gold. One gold ring is a unique find, showing two bulls and ears of what has been identified as barley, an important grain crop in use for millennia for, among other things, animal feed.
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