Researchers from the University of Cincinnati have unearthed an ancient Greek warrior's tomb dating back 3,500 years.
A team of archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati has made an amazing discovery while working at a site in Greece. According to a university press release, scientists uncovered a tomb containing an adult male skeleton, weapons, and jewelry dating back to the Bronze Age.
The skeleton was sprawled out on his back, with a bronze sward with an ivory hilt. A gold-hilted dagger was tucked below, and more weapons were discovered near the man’s legs.
In addition to the weapons discovered in the tomb, researchers found gold cups, a gold necklace with two pendants, and over a thousand beads of carnelian, amethyst, jasper, agate, and gold. There were four golden rings, silver cups, and bronze bowls, cups, basins, and jugs in the tomb as well. It was discovered while the team was excavating what it believed was just a house from the Bronze Age.
The tomb dates back to roughly 1,500 B.C, and the findings were published in an article in the New York Times. According to Shari Stocker, a senior research associate at the Department of Classics, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “This previously unopened shaft grave of a wealthy Mycenaean warrior, dating back 3,500 years, is one of the most magnificent displays of prehistoric wealth discovered in mainland Greece in the past 65 years.”