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6 January, 11:25

Engraved silver rings and amulets with precious stones - finds of Italian archaeologists near Rome

Engraved silver rings and amulets with precious stones - finds of Italian archaeologists near Rome
The study of the area, which was planned to be used for the installation of a solar power plant near Rome, led to the discovery of artifacts related to ancient Roman history. Scientists who worked at the site for two years unearthed an ancient Roman necropolis with 67 elaborately dressed skeletons buried in 57 large and elaborate tombs.
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
According to scientists, the dating of the necropolis falls on the II-IV centuries AD.
“There is no doubt that this cemetery was reserved for the influential Roman elite. The skeletons wore gold jewelry and luxurious leather shoes, and their tombs seem to have been designed to mimic the architecture of their earthly homes,” the archaeologists note.
Among the artifacts that were found during the excavations, it is worth noting silver rings engraved with amber, amulets with precious stones and numerous pieces of terracotta pottery. However, the most interesting find, according to scientists, were shiny glass objects and some parts of clothing that were well preserved despite time.
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
In addition, there are gold necklaces and earrings, which, as it turned out, were worn by the deceased, and coins. Most likely, the relatives of the dead or those in charge of burials wanted these people to have all their valuables with them when they set off on their journey to the afterlife.

According to archaeologists, this find allows us to study the details of everyday life and religious ceremonies of the ancient Roman population. Excavations have already led to the discovery of several tombs where members of the same family were buried, as well as tombs that appear to have belonged to prominent individuals or representatives of the high class.
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
The discovery of this necropolis emphasizes the importance of conducting archaeological excavations at the sites of planned construction sites, which may hide valuable evidence of the past. The information obtained from this excavation expands our understanding of the development of ancient Roman society and its cultural heritage.
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
Photo source: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti Paesaggio Etruria Meridionale
Source: ancient-origins.net

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