Monday, June 9, 2008

Workers Find Gold Jewelry in Greek Grave

Workers on a subway construction project in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki last week discovered a 2,300-year-old grave laden with golden jewelry, including this gold wreath pictured with two ancient clay pots. 

The grave contained remains of a female skeleton, traces of her wooden coffin, four gold wreaths and gold earrings in the shape of dogs’ heads. Also found were a bronze mirror, bronze vase and six clay pots. 

Photo courtesy of Greek Ministry of Culture

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