Ancient jewelry discovered in Azerbaijan

5 July 2018 17:08 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova 

Ancient gold and bronze jewelry has been found in Azerbaijan.

During the excavations of the necropolis in the Ganja-Gazakh region, archeologists discovered gold and bronze jewelry related to the Khodjaly-Gadabay culture of the late Bronze Age era, Novosti.az reported.

Archaeologists noted that part of the burial was destroyed under the influence of natural phenomena and anthropogenic factors. In this case, jewelry found in the necropolis and the remains of ceramic utensils belong to 3,000-2,700 BC.

The relics discovered during excavations suggest that the buried belonged to the upper class, according to archaeologists.

The Khodjaly-Gadabay culture, also known as the Ganja-Karabakh culture is an archaeological culture of the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age in the Karabakh region of Transcaucasia. The eponymous sites are at Khojaly, Gadabay and Ganja in Azerbaijan.

It was excavated by Soviet archaeologists in the 1920s.

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