Archaeologists uncover rich Cypriot graves

Last Updated: September 17, 2016
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Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have been digging at the site of the Bronze Age city’s graveyard since 2010, seven seasons in a row. At last, they uncover rich Cypriot graves. According to the scientists, it is one of the richest discoveries from this epoch made on Cyprus.

Swedish archaeologists uncovered several graves of the rich Cypriots who lived in the years 1600 B.C. to 1150 B.C. The excavation site is situated close to the Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. The city Hala Sultan Tekke astonished the archaeologists by its finest burial goods.

Professor Peter Fischer from the University of Gothenburg calls this uncovered cemetery just sensational discovering for the science. He added:

“WE’VE INVESTIGATED THE SITE FOR SEVEN SEASONS BUT THIS YEAR’S EXCAVATION HAS BEEN THE BEST I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED.”

Professor Fischer explained that this is one of the richest discoveries from this epoch made on Cyprus, they researcher team, at last, has uncovered an unbelievable cemetery with the rich ancient graves. The old Cypriot grave keeps a lot of artefacts, which help to archaeologists to understand better the life of an elite of Cyprus.

Normally, the ancient Cypriots were buried inside their settlements and often beneath their own family dwellings. Scientists could find such a sensational discovering of the Bronze Age city using the georadar.

Professor Fischer told his research team uncovered 140 pots and vessels made of ceramic and decorated with fantastic images.

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