Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Jewel bedecked skeleton

A 2000-year-old woman found buried in a Russian tomb in 2018 was bedecked in fine jewels from the Roman Empire. The remains of the high-status female was found in a tomb in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Two rings on her fingers were made with a cutting edge technology.
They were cast from transparent white glass with golden fibres from the same material, with a dark glass in the middle. It is Roman-made and would have been extremely expensive.

The beads on her shoes were made of glass and carnelian. She went to the afterlife wearing a bright violet amethyst medallion. The high status burial appears to be a family grave.