Another cool archaeological find!
Did you see this in the news today?
ATHENS, Greece - A priceless gold wreath has been unearthed in
an ancient city in northern Greece, buried with human bones in a
large copper vase that workers initially took for a land mine. The
University of Thessaloniki said in a statement Friday that the
"astonishing" discovery was made during its excavations this week
in the ruins of ancient Aigai. The city was the first capital of ancient
Macedonia, where King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, was
assassinated. Gold wreaths are rare and were buried with ancient
nobles or royalty. But the find is also highly unusual as the artifacts
appear to have been removed from a grave during ancient times and,
for reasons that are unclear, reburied in the city's marketplace near
the theater where Philip was stabbed to death.
By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer Fri Aug 29
I can't wait to see what it looks like after it's cleaned!