Saturday, 6 May 2023

Gold rings buried with 'extremely rich' woman who lived 6,500 years ago

In 2022 archaeologists in Romania discovered an extraordinary cache of ancient gold rings that a 6,500-year-old woman wore in her hair. The trove in a Copper Age grave includes 169 gold rings, 800 bone beads, and an ornate spiraled copper bracelet. Other excavations along the route of a new highway under construction in Romania have found remains from the Neolithic period, Bronze Age, the Roman Empire, and Medieval epoch. Excavations were near the Biharia commune in Bihor County, Crișana.
The spectacular hoard is incredibly rare. The burial is believed to belong to the Copper Age Tiszapolgár culture, which flourished from about 4500 to 4000 BCE.