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Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave

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Bulgaria: Archaeologists Discover Richly Decorated XVIII c. Grave Archive photo. Photo: BGNES

Archaeologists found the grave of a young woman, laid to rest with all her jewels in an area near Bulgaria's Pernik, reports Darik radio. 

Together with the skeleton of the young woman, who died in the end of the XVIII c. were found the bones of a baby, which was most likely in its mother's womb when she died. Experts in anthropology are still to define the baby's exact age.

According to archaeologist Vasilka Paunova, the recently married women used to wear their best clothes and all jewels they got as wedding presents for up to a year after the marriage. 

According to ethnologist Tsvetana Manova, the woman was not of a rich family, but was buried with all her jewelry, including two pairs of copper bracelets, bead necklaces, pendants of sea shells, copper and silver coins and a bronze ring with a green stone.

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