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Archaeologists have discovered dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave that revealed the 2,000-year-old link to Rome. The grave in Ethiopia where the woman dubbed ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was discovered [Credit: Graeme Laidlaw] Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern Ethiopia, the Guardian reported. Louise Schofield, a former British Museum curator, named one grave “Sleeping Beauty,” because the way the body and its grave goods had been positioned suggested that she had been beautiful and much-loved. Perfume flask found at the site [Credit: Graeme Laidlaw] The woman was also wearing a necklace of thousands of tiny beads, and a beaded belt. The quality of the jewellery suggested that she was a person of very high status, able to command the very best luxurious goods. Other artefacts with her include Roman glass vessels, two perfectly preserved drinking beakers and a flask to catch the tears of the dead.
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originally posted by: Kratos40
a reply to: Spider879
What about love? What if a ruler had a consort that he loved dearly? Love is not as new thing. Just because a female corpse, adorned with precious stones or ornate jewelry, does not mean she was royalty.
It could be that a king or emperor lost his mate and had to cope some way.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Spider879
In response to the rant....Ethiopians consider themselves to be mixed peoples. They are semitic, hermetic, kush and nile peoples.
Ehipia got its name from Ethiopis, which was a general name for the western half of Africa in ancient times. Saudan was the eastern half which served as inspiration for the name of modern day Sudan.
Cool find BTW. S&F