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Golden wreath discovered in woman’s grave in Greece

Published time: January 29, 2013 10:20
Edited time: January 29, 2013 14:20
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An ancient wreath made of gold has been unearthed during excavation work for the new subway system in Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki.

­According to archaeologists, the find was discovered on the site of an ancient cemetery.

Archaeologist Vassiliki Misailidou said the olive branch wreath made of gold was buried in a simple, box-shaped woman's grave dating to the late 4th or early 3rd century B.C., Construction Week Online said.

The wreath appeared to be buried with a woman who lived about 2,300 years ago.

According to the website, a total of 23,000 ancient and medieval artefacts have been found during archaeological excavations connected with the construction since 2006.