Thursday, 8 September 2016

Bronze Age burial on Cyprus reveals ancient artifacts

A tomb discovered at the Late Bronze Age site of Dromolaxia-Vizakia, (Hala Sultan Tekke) in Cyprus has revealed one of the richest bronze age burials ever discovered on Cyprus, dating back to 1500 BC.

The burial belonged to a rich family and had hidden treasures of over 100 ceramic vessels and precious gold ornaments and gem stones that were from several adjacent cultures, reaffirming Cyprus's place in history as an intricate player in long-distance trade.
Gemstones and five cylinder seals that came from the region as well as from Syria and Mesopotamia, along with gold earrings and gold Egyptian scarabs were found. The ruins date back to 1500 to 1400 BC.