Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Gold 'lotus flower' pendant discovered in Cyprus

Archaeologists unearthed the two Bronze Age tombs, both underground chambers, in the ancient city of Hala Sultan Tekke in 2018. 155 human remains and 500 funerary goods were found in the tombs. Grave goods include jewelry and other items made of gold, silver, bronze and ivory. Items included a red carnelian gemstone from India, a blue lapis lazuli gemstone from Afghanistan and amber from around the Baltic Sea. Researchers dated the gold jewelry by comparing it with similar finds from Egypt. Most of the objects come from around 1350 B.C.
A skeleton of a 5-year-old was found with a gold necklace, gold earrings and a gold tiara.