Archaeologists in Greece unearthed an intact 1st century BC tomb in the area of Mavropigi in the region of Kozani in West Macedonia.
The tomb was found 1.5 meters beneath the site where a home was recently demolished as part of mining work in the village of Mavropigi. The richly adorned body was on an elaborate bronze funeral bed, which is “in excellent condition,” while a gold leaf was found in her mouth.
“We’re dealing with a rich woman or someone who held an important position in the society of the time,” said Areti Chondrogianni-Metoki, director of the Kozani Ephorate of Antiquities.
The woman’s remains were taken to the Archaeological Museum of Aiani, where they will be examined to ascertain her age and even the cause of death.