Bronze Age tombs with gold jewelry and engraved artifacts found in Greece

An important archaeological discovery was made by a group of archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati in Pilo, Greece. The researchers were analyzing the remains of the tomb of the Griffin warrior, a tomb already known and dating back to the Bronze Age (around 1450 BC), discovered by researchers at the same university in 2015.

At the same site, researchers found two other hive-shaped tombs with many artifacts and delicate jewels as well as objects of all kinds that will help historians and archaeologists to expand the knowledge we have of the earliest civilizations of ancient Greece. Inside the tombs the researchers have also found many flakes of gold leaf that, according to the same archaeologists who made the discovery, once covered the walls of the two tombs.

Needless to say that the researchers, led by Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker, talk about a very important discovery, at least equal to that of the tomb of the Griffin warrior.

Among the findings also a gold ring depicting two towers flanked by sheaves probably made of barley as revealed by a paleobotanist consulted by archaeologists themselves.

“It is an interesting scene of zootechnics: cattle are mixed with wheat production. It’s the foundation of agriculture,” reports Davis. “As far as we know, it’s the only representation of wheat in the art of Crete or Minoan civilization.”

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