Treasures from a Woman's Burial in Vani

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Grave goods from the richest burial at Vani (located in the Imereti region of Georgia), dated to about 450 BCE.

Grave 11, contained four bodies inside a wooden structure: a woman, distinguished by the richness of her personal ornaments, and three servants or slaves. The many grave goods placed around the woman's head and near her body include a number of imports from Athens, revealing the extent of Vani's contact beyond the Black Sea and reflecting a taste for luxury wares imported from the West.

Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Georgia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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