Tuesday, September 02, 2003

396 Unplundered Tombs Found In Macedonia

Eighty pit graves of warriors richly adorned in gold, carrying weapons and near their wives, who were also adorned with gold have been found in a 20-hectare necropolis near the ancient site of Archontiko in Macedonia. The ancient settlement was the most important urban center in the northern part of the ancient province of Bottiaia during the prehistoric and historical periods until the end of the 5th century BC, when Pella became the new capital of the Macedonian kingdom.