Lavishly equipped female burial found within a barrow

A female grave dubbed “the princess burial” was found dug into a barrow in North-western Poland. The burial of a Wielbark culture individual is dated to second half of 2nd century AD. The archaeologists found numerous objects that the female was equipped with.

One of the artefacts found by the female burial (by Patrycja Kaczmarska)
One of the artefacts found by the female burial (by Patrycja Kaczmarska)

Among the artefacts are bracelets that were found on the hands of the skeleton and fibulae, belt buckle, and bone beads. Commonly such artefacts are found within graves of the aristocracy of the Wielbark culture people, connected to the Goth and Gepid tribes. The site, consisting of a complex of barrows was found through satellite imagery data. The archaeological excavation confirmed that the mounds were created by people and contain valuable archaeological resources. The complex consists of seven mounds and the burial was found within the smallest one measuring 1.5 metre in height and 12 metres in diameter.

Excavation of the female burial (by Patrycja Kaczmarska)
Excavation of the female burial (by Patrycja Kaczmarska)

(after Nauka w Polsce & Patrycja Kaczmarska)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *