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Ancient woman grave found in Georgia

Society Materials 27 July 2011 14:27
The National Museum of Georgia hosted a presentation of things revealed through preventive archaeological work in the Ilmazlo village of Marneuli District (Kvemo Kartli, eastern Georgia), densely populated by Azerbaijanis.
Ancient woman grave found in Georgia

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 27 /Trend/

The National Museum of Georgia hosted a presentation of things revealed through preventive archaeological work in the Ilmazlo village of Marneuli District (Kvemo Kartli, eastern Georgia), densely populated by Azerbaijanis.

The National Electricity System of Georgia is building a new transmission line with the capacity of 500 kilowatts, which will connect Georgia and Azerbaijan from July 2011.

During the line designing work near the area of Tower 53 in Ilmazlo, an archaeological expedition of the Georgian National Museum take out a grave of a noble woman, which dates back to VII century BC, together with gold jewelry - rings and earrings, as well as pottery and animal remains.

The finding is particularly important because items of precious metal are very rare in this era (the early Iron Age). The detected objects differ for their quality and the earrings are unique.

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