2,500-year-old golden wreath found in Thessaloniki

Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Subway construction in Greece has unearthed a golden wreath which dates back 2,500 years.

The wreath was found inside a large box-type Macedonian tomb on the head of a buried body. The discovery was confirmed by the Athens News Agency, K.B. Misailidou, Director of 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, who didn’t provide information regarding the quality of the wreath and its exact dating.

According to sources, the wreath and the burial date back to the Early Hellenistic Period, at the end of the fourth – early 3rd Century B.C. It is the ninth gold wreath found during the excavations for the subway in Greece’s second-largest city.

[Full story] Story: Christina Flora, Greek Reporter | Photo: Greek Reporter

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