Warrior’s tomb found in Russian necropolis

Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists working in a necropolis Russia have found the grave of a warrior laid to rest in a tomb filled with ancient treasures.

Hidden in a necropolis situated high in the mountains of the Caucasus in Russia, researchers have discovered the grave of a male warrior laid to rest with gold jewelry, iron chain mail and numerous weapons, including a 36-inch (91 centimeters) iron sword set between his legs.

That is just one amazing find among a wealth of ancient treasures dating back more than 2,000 years that scientists have uncovered there.

Among their finds are two bronze helmets, discovered on the surface of the necropolis. One helmet (found in fragments and restored) has relief carvings of curled sheep horns while the other has ridges, zigzags and other odd shapes.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Valentina Mordvintseva

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