Here is one of the 3,500 year-old tombs discovered in Greece. It was topped with watermelon-sized stones, and when the archeologists found them. (Photo: © University of Cincinnati)
The remains of the old princes, and princesses may have to be made in two ancient tombs lined with gold, which has recently been found at the site of Pylos in Greece, archaeologists announced Nov. 17.
In the 3,500-year-old graves, the archeologists discovered intricately-carved jewelry, and human remains, but they are only able to speculate as to whether the bodies that belong to the royalty.
The archaeologists could not say how many bodies were buried in the tombs, or, their sex and age, the analysis of the human remains is under way, she noted.
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The graves were located in the area of what today’s archaeologists as the “Palace of Nestor”, which was first discovered in 1939, and in the vicinity of another tomb, which was found in the year 2015, which also included detailed pieces of jewelry.
When the archeologists discovered the tomb, it was sealed, were among the 40,000 stones the size of watermelons. That was meant to protect the tombs from grave robbers, and a danger, both in ancient and modern times.
At the time the tombs were built in what is now called the Mycenaean civilization that flourished in mainland Greece and on the island of Crete. The Mycenaean people built vast palaces, and had developed a script that archaeologists are called Linear B., civilization, grew up around 3200 years ago, when it was being destroyed.
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When they excavated the graves and found them to be a lot of gold leaf that had fallen from the walls of the tombs.
The golden walls were just some of the bling found in the graves. For example, a ring made of gold to be found in one of the graves, showing two bulls, surrounded by sheaves of barley. “It is a very interesting form of animal husbandry the volume of production is mixed, with wheat production. This is the basis of agriculture, and Jack Davis, a professor of classics and an archaeologist at the University of Cincinnati, and is co-director of the team found out that the dig, said in a statement.
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Another intricate piece of jewellery in the tombs, an agate sealstone, showing the two lion-like creatures are called “genii,” which are displayed upright on clawed feet. The lions are carrying an incense burner, and where is the vase that they will give a tribute at an altar decorated with a young sapling tree, and the two-horned, Sharon Stocker, a senior research associate at the University of Cincinnati, and is co-director of the team, said in a statement. Above is the picture of the lion, is a 16-pointed star.
A gold pendant was found in one of the graves appears to have been a sort of protective role, as it shows the Egyptian goddess Hathor. “The discovery is particularly interesting in the light of the role they played in Egypt as a protectress of the dead,” Davis said in the statement.
Many more artifacts made out of gold, rock crystal, amethyst and amber, were discovered in the tombs and in the process of being analyzed. The artifacts that shed light on different aspects of the trade between the Mycenaeans and other regions, including archaeologists, that the amber was formed in the Baltic sea, while the amethyst comes from the land of Egypt.
The team is going to have to go to work in the field for at least another two years.
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Originally published on Live Science.