1st century BC burial from Greece

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Somebody get those remains to the Reich Lab!

First-Century B.C. Bronze Bed Burial Found in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine

"KOZANI, GREECE—According to a Live Science report, a grave dated to the first century B.C. has been found in northern Greece. Areti Chondrogianni-Metoki of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kozani said that the grave contained the remains of a woman who had been placed on a bed made of mostly of bronze with some wooden parts. Only the bronze has been preserved. The bed posts were decorated with images of mermaids and a bird holding a snake in its mouth, a symbol of the god Apollo. Gold laurel leaves, thought to have been part of a wreath, were found at her head. Gold threads on the woman’s hands may have been part of an embroidered covering, Chondrogianni-Metoki said. Four clay pots and a glass vessel were also found in the burial. At the time, the city of Mavropigi, known for its sanctuary of Apollo, was located nearby, he added."

Better do some isotope analysis to make sure she's local.
 
Somebody get those remains to the Reich Lab!

First-Century B.C. Bronze Bed Burial Found in Northern Greece - Archaeology Magazine

"KOZANI, GREECE—According to a Live Science report, a grave dated to the first century B.C. has been found in northern Greece. Areti Chondrogianni-Metoki of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kozani said that the grave contained the remains of a woman who had been placed on a bed made of mostly of bronze with some wooden parts. Only the bronze has been preserved. The bed posts were decorated with images of mermaids and a bird holding a snake in its mouth, a symbol of the god Apollo. Gold laurel leaves, thought to have been part of a wreath, were found at her head. Gold threads on the woman’s hands may have been part of an embroidered covering, Chondrogianni-Metoki said. Four clay pots and a glass vessel were also found in the burial. At the time, the city of Mavropigi, known for its sanctuary of Apollo, was located nearby, he added."

Better do some isotope analysis to make sure she's local.

Great find. Shame it wasn't a male sample. Y-DNA from North Greece 1st century BCE would be great to examine.
 
Lack of sampling in those regions, is not for lack of samples. There are hundreds of graves discovered. It's simple lack of communication and disconnect on the part of local authorities with these labs.
 

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