Gold tiara found in ancient Thessaloniki tomb

Gold tiara found in ancient Thessaloniki tomb

During the excavation work of a new metro network in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, workers found a ancient gold tiara which was buried with the body of a woman 2,300 years ago.

Archaeologists believe the find was discovered in the site of an old cemetery located west of the port city. One of the archaeologists, Vassiliki Misailidou, indicated that the gold tiara shaped like an olive branch was buried in a simple tomb inside a box next to the deceased remains of a woman.

Masailidou explained that the tiara seems to have been buried next to a female citizen of the area during the Early Hellenistic period in the 4th or 3rd century BC.

Total, 23,000 medieval objects They have been found during archaeological excavations related to the construction of the metro since 2006, including 8 gold tiaras found in a tomb 4 years ago, among which is a tiara found in 2008 whose discovery was disclosed by the Ministry of Culture.

This new discovery has been transferred to the workshops of the 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Thessaloniki to reform and study it. The works of construction of the subway, which have been long delayed due to constant discoveries, are expected to be completed in 2017.

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