CAIRO – 7 August 2022: Archaeologists from the Szent István Király Museum have excavated Bronze Age treasures in a tomb near Mani, Hungary.
Excavations were conducted in preparation for the construction of the M100 motorway when a cemetery containing a number of high-ranking burials dating back to the Bronze Age was uncovered.
The team found eight burials, with one notable burial containing the remains of a young woman no more than 20 years old, according to the Heritage Daily website. She was buried with 38 decorative pieces of gold and ornate bronze, such as gold rings, wands, spiral arms, and a gold hair ring, in addition to many small ceramic pots.
Researchers believe that the woman was buried with rings on each of her fingers, indicating that she was wealthy and had a high social standing in her community.
The items discovered in the tomb also represent advanced knowledge of metalworking. It also reveals new insights into the clothes and accessories worn by the people of the region in the Bronze Age.
Additionally, the archaeological team, consisting of a group of archaeologists from the Szent István Király Museum in Hungary, found traces of Bronze Age settlements from the Arpad period dating back to the ninth and tenth centuries AD.
“We can never know what is hidden underground. The technology is there so we can learn about certain things. Such discoveries only come to light during archaeological excavations or during metallic surveys. If there were no archaeological excavations, many of these things would surely be destroyed or never appeared,” said Director of the Szent István Király Museum in Hungary.