2,500-year-old Greek Illyrian helmet discovered in Croatia

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In a ground-breaking archaeological discovery at the site “Gomila” in Zakotorac on Croatia’s Pelješac Peninsula, the Dubrovnik Museums team has uncovered a remarkable find, a Greek-Illyrian helmet.

According to thedubrovniktimes.com, the discovery, made in one of the dry stone additions to the graves and believed to be of great significance, promises to reveal the burial practices of Illyrian communities during the latter half of the last millennium BC.

Under the leadership of Dr. Domagoj Perkić, Head of the Archaeological Museum, the team from Dubrovnik Museums, which includes assistant curators Paula Knego and Vicenco Pijerov, has been actively engaged in the excavation efforts.

Photo: Dubrovnik Museums

The find not only enriches our understanding of ancient burial rituals but also elevates the importance of the Pelješac region as a key archaeological site along the eastern Adriatic coast. This discovery adds to the already impressive array of artefacts uncovered during the excavation, including jewellery, clothing, and other grave offerings.

With the excavation ongoing, anticipation mounts for additional revelations that will undoubtedly deepen our understanding of the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region.

Source: thedubrovniktimes.com

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