Russian Archaeologists Uncovered the Remains of Ancient Amazon Women Warriors
Mon, April 19, 2021

Russian Archaeologists Uncovered the Remains of Ancient Amazon Women Warriors

 

Since 2010, archaeologists have been excavating Devitsa V, a cemetery in the Voronezh region of Russia, which comprises 19 burial mounds. After an entire decade, the archaeologists from the Don Archaeological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered the remains of four Amazon women of different ages. This is the first time that Amazons were found buried in the same grave. 

 

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Valerii Guliaev, head of the expedition, stated that they discovered approximately 11 burials of young armed women during the last decade of their expedition. But, these recently found women were particularly special because they were ancient Scythian warriors who lived throughout Siberia between 200 and 900 B.C. A recent study published by the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences showed that the tomb was built from clay and oak blocks. 

 

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The first body was estimated to have been between 12 and 13 years old when she died; the second one was aged 20 to 29; the third was 25 to 35, and the fourth was 45 to 50. Aside from the four Amazon women, the archaeologists found different items at the burial site such as iron arrowheads, a bird-shaped hook made of iron, horse harnesses, harness hooks, iron knives, animal bones, various vessels, and a broken, black vase. These ancient items have provided researchers with information about how they lived millennia ago. 

 

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According to All That’s Interesting, a site for curious people who want to know more about what they see on the news or read in history books, the researchers also discovered a surprising item: the calathos, a ceremonial headdress adorned with floral ornamented plates and pendants. The archaeologists were shocked to find it because the headdress barely survived the burial itself. They usually find fragments of calathos instead of preserved ones. The women were also buried with 65% to 70% gold while the rest of the jewelry consisted of copper, silver, and iron.
 

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