2,300-year-old tomb unearthed in Greece


A tomb in the ancient Macedonian city of Aegae in modern Vergina, Greece, has been unearthed according to an All That’s Interesting report.

The tomb is believed to have belonged to a couple and dates back to the third century B.C., according to Angeliki Kottaridi, Honorary Superintendent of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia.

According to Archaeology.com, the doorway into the tomb, which measures about 12 feet long and nine feet wide, had been blocked by a pile of stones.

Gold ribbons with bows have been painted on the walls. The man was buried with a shield reinforced with iron parts and well-made weapons.

A woman’s remains, thought to belong to his wife, may have been added to the burial at a later date.

She was buried with beads, necklaces, and a golden myrtle wreath, Kottaridi explained.

Source: archaeology.com




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