Examining the contents of old grave sites can lead to the discovery of some very interesting grave findings. Researchers have recently been studying unusual grave findings, from an awl to gaming tokens.
Copper Awl Discovered
One unusual archaeological dig led to the finding of a copper awl. It is now the oldest unearths metal object discovered in the Middle East to date. This artifact was found in Tel Tsaf, which is an archeological site located in Israel. This discovery took almost 20 years to notice. It was discovered for the first time in around 1950. Research suggests this community was once a place of commerce and great wealth.
Ancient Greek Tomb Finding
Within the grave of a 40 year old woman archaeologists discovered a cone-shaped awl. When she was buried, a belt made of ostrich egg shell beads was attached to her waist. In addition to the cone shaped awl, numerous large stones were also found within the tomb. The grave was dug inside a silo, which alludes to the fact that the woman buried might have been important or considered special in some way.
Gaming Token Discovery in Turkey
Unusual grave finds bring about many different questions and in many ways contradict things that we once believed to be fact. A grave found in Turkey containing gaming tokens suggests that more advanced technology was accessible in this Eastern Mediterranean area than originally thought.
Just goes to show you that you never know what you’ll find once you start digging. To read about some unforgettable tombs, click here.
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