Grave robbers in the Apsheronsk District of the Krasnodar region missed the 2300 year old tomb of a warrior buried with a treasure.
The most spectacular object is a golden fibula-brooch which has an oval crystal set in its heart. The 5.8cm by 4.8cm object is finely carved and decorated.
Among the gold artifacts is an agate-inlaid plaque which formed part of the sheath of the warrior's 91cm sword which was buried between his legs.
|Two bronze helmets are among the most significant finds. One is adorned with carvings of rams horns while the other is patterned with zig-zags. Also part of the treasure trove was a bronze mirror, an iron tripod, glass and pottery, a battle-axe and several spears and arrows.|