Treasure-filled warrior’s grave found

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 dating back more than 2,000 years.

This gold plaque, with mounted agate, would have been attached to the sheath of a short iron sword. It is less than 2 inches across.
Treasure-Filled Warrior's Grave Found in Russia
This gold plaque, with mounted agate, would have been attached to the sheath of a short iron sword. It is less than 2 inches across.
Warrior treasure
Warrior treasure
This iron axe is one of many weapons found with the burial of the warrior.
Treasure-Filled Warrior's Grave Found in Russia
This iron axe is one of many weapons found with the burial of the warrior.
The burial of the warrior was richly adorned and contained more than a dozen gold artifacts. This fibula-brooch, despite being only 2.3 by 1.9 inches in size, contains intricate decorations leading towardthe center where a rock crystal bead is
Treasure-Filled Warrior's Grave Found in Russia
The burial of the warrior was richly adorned and contained more than a dozen gold artifacts. This fibula-brooch, despite being only 2.3 by 1.9 inches in size, contains intricate decorations leading towardthe center where a rock crystal bead is
The grave of a male warrior who was laid to rest some 2,200 years ago in what is now the mountains of the Caucasus in Russia, shown here in a diagram of the warrior's skeleton and numerous artifacts.
Treasure-Filled Warrior's Grave Found in Russia
The grave of a male warrior who was laid to rest some 2,200 years ago in what is now the mountains of the Caucasus in Russia, shown here in a diagram of the warrior's skeleton and numerous artifacts.

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