Remains of a 2000-year-old barbarian woman are buried in the North Caucasus found with jewelry made in the Roman Empire – including glass beads and rare gems
- The woman is thought to be the family of a warrior or a leader
- Archaeologist found the woman in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
- She was buried in two & # 39; very valuable & # 39; rings with dark glass centers
The remains of an old & # 39; barbarian woman & # 39; which is thought to be nearly 2,000 years old have been found in beautiful jewelery from the Roman Empire.
She was found in the North Caucasus and is believed to have a & # 39; high status & # 39; has had within her community – possibly the wife, sister or mother of a prominent warrior or chief.
Her remains, found in a grave in the mountainous Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, have surprised archaeologists, partly because the jewelry was of Roman origin.
The old woman is probably from the Alans warriors who entered the Caucasus in the first and second centuries AD. Archaeologists say she was buried alongside a warrior and two other men
& # 39; She had made two rings on her fingers using a fairly complex technology, & # 39; said archaeologist Anna Kadieva, head of an expedition at Zayukovo-2 cemetery.
& # 39; Each of them is cast from transparent white glass with golden fibers of the same material, with a dark glass installation in the middle. & # 39;
The remains of the woman were found in a grave in the mountainous Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus between Russia and Georgia
Mrs. Kadieva said the fact that the jewelry was of Roman origin & & # 39; without a doubt & # 39; is.
She added: & # 39; It is quite expensive for that time and priceless for the barbarian world because there was no glass production in the North Caucasus at the time. & # 39;
The beads on her shoes were made of glass, but also contain carnelian, an orange-colored mineral that is part of the Quartz family.
She had made two rings on her fingers using a fairly complex technology. Each of them was cast from transparent white glass with golden fibers of the same material, with a dark glass installation in the center, as seen in this image
The woman was also discovered with a bright violet amethyst medallion as seen in this photo. The team says this & # 39; priceless & # 39; would have been for the region because they had no glass blowing technology at that time
She was also discovered with a bright violet amethyst medallion.
& # 39; This is a high-class gem worthy of its golden casing, & said the archaeologist at the State Historical Museum of Russia.
The woman probably belongs to the Alans warriors who invaded the Caucasus in the first and second centuries AD, the team speculated.
It is thought that the woman could be the wife of a renowned warrior or tribal chief. The team examines its remains and others at the Zayukovo-2 cemetery in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
The team discovered that the woman was buried with a warrior and two other men. They are not sure how they died, but discovered that they had at the same time
& # 39; We came to the conclusion that wealthy warriors from the North Caucasus presented expensive jewelry to their loved ones, & # 39; said Mrs. Kadieva.
& # 39; The woman was most likely a close relative of the warriors – mother, wife, or sister – because the catacomb is a family grave. & # 39;
She was buried next to a warrior and two other men.
& # 39; It is not clear how they died, but given the integrity of the skeletons, the time between their deaths was short & # 39 ;, she said.
Further research is being done into the finds.
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