Saturday, 28 January 2017

Ancient Grave in Heuneburg brimming with Treasure

An Iron Age tomb brimming with treasures fashioned out of gold, bronze and amber was recently uncovered after lying undisturbed by the Danube River for nearly 2,600 years.
The hoard adorned and surrounded the skeleton of a woman who likely died between the age of 30 and 40. She was an elite member of a Celtic society that buried her in ancient southern Germany at a hill fort called Heuneburg in 583 B.C. Multiple graves around the woman's burial chamber had been looted over the millenia, with some looters digging tunnels from tomb to tomb. The newfound grave was untouched. It is one of the very few richly furnished graves from the first half of the sixth century in Heuneburg.
Heuneburg is a prehistoric hill fort near the Danube River. The Celtic city-state was likely founded in the sixth century B.C.