3500 year old jewelry found in Greek tomb

3500 year old jewelry found in Greek tomb

World October 26, 2015 23:10

athens - Gold signet rings and a necklace, gold and silver chalices, a sword and more than a thousand pieces of gemstone. Archaeologists in southern Greece which have been found in a tomb dating from about 1500 BC, the Greek Ministry of Culture said Monday.

" It is the most impressive collection of prehistoric burial treasures found in the last 65 years on the Greek mainland ", represents the ministry.

The jewels and weapons were probably placed around the body, which was laid in a wooden coffin. The body was of a warrior from 30 to 35 years old, probably someone important in the early Mycenaean civilization.

Photo: AP

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