3,500-year-old gold jewelry discovered in Egyptian necropolis

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    A team of Egyptian and English archaeologists discovered an incredible collection of jewelry.

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    Recently, in the Amarna Necropolis, located on the east bank of the Nile River, Egypt, researchers discovered an amazing a collection of gold jewelry dating back 3,500 years, writes The Jerusalem Post.

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    The necropolis itself is located in the modern city of El Minya. It was the burial place of the city of Amarna, or Akhetaten. In 1346 B.C. it was built as the capital of Pharaoh Akhenaten, 10th ruler of the late Eighteenth Dynasty.

    This collection of jewelry was unearthed by a team of Egyptian and English archaeologists excavating in the northern Amarna Desert. There they unearthed the graves of a young woman.

    Her body was found wrapped in textile and fibrous fabric, and next to it was a necklace with leaf-shaped pendants, and three more rings made of gold and soapstone.

    One of these rings is stamped with the image of the ancient Egyptian deity Bess. He was respected as the patron saint of mothers, children and childbearing.

    3500- summer gold jewelry

    3500-year-old gold jewelry found in an Egyptian necropolis

    The other two rings are engraved with words that can be translated as “mistress of the two lands”. Perhaps it was about the Lower and Upper Kingdoms of Egypt.

    Next to the buried woman there were a small number of burials, graves and tombs that can be dated to 1550-1292 BC, i.e.

    Initially, Akhenaten adhered to the traditional ancient Egyptian polytheistic religion, but later he created his own own Atenism, in the center of which was the worship of the sun god Aton.

    The construction of the city began around the fifth year of his reign (1346 BC) and is believed to have been completed in the ninth (1341 BC). BC), although it became the capital only two years after completion.

    However, after the death of the pharaoh, when his son Tutankhamen decided to leave him in favor of his homeland in Thebes, the city was abandoned.

    After all, it, like its internal layout, is quite well preserved. Mainly due to the fact that the city remained uninhabited until the arrival of the Romans in this area. Currently, the ruins of the city include majestic temples, luxurious palaces and tombs.

    And the researchers found an incredible treasure in Switzerland. Among them are precious beads and many Roman coins.