|Hundreds of pieces of jewellery, including a stunning gold laurel wreath, have been found in the grave of a princess in Crimea. The wealthy woman is believed to have been an elite member of the Scythian nomad tribes who roamed across Europe and Asia in the first century AD.|
She was adorned for the afterlife and surrounded with 140 piece of jewellery including earrings, a necklace and plaques on her sleeves. In the grave was a stunning laurel wreath of eight gold leaves. Researchers found two gold rings, one with a glass gem. The other was inlaid with translucent carnelian engraved with an image of Eros and and a dog.
|The Scythian woman lived in the First Century AD at the same time as Christ, scientists say. |
|The artifacts are now held in the Netherlands.
Ukraine is engaged in a legal dispute to retain possession of the collection.|