5000-year-old silver jewelry was found in Oman

(ORDO NEWS) — An Omani-American team found a collection of silver jewelry during excavations in Dahva. It turned out that they belong to the ancient Indus civilization.

The jewels are 5000 years old. Professor Kimberly Williams led the international research group. She presented a valuable discovery at the international exhibition in Barcelona.

xcavations were carried out at the site where settlements were located in the Bronze Age. Scientists found a collection of jewels.

The ornaments were made of silver. At the excavation site, rings and remains of various jewels were discovered in one of the graves of the 3rd millennium BC.

Archaeologists were interested in one ring, it was unusual – it is a seal with an image of an Indian bison. Historians associate such decorations with the Indus culture (Harappa).

The find indicates that already at that time there was a very developed trade at the place of settlement. Bison were often depicted on seals in Mesopotamia, Bahrain, and Iran.

Similar specimens were found earlier in Oman, but on stone engravings. The image of a bison was found for the first time on a metal ornament.

Professor Jonathan Mark Kenoer said such seals were worn in the late period, and the find shed light on the Bronze Age.

Previously, archaeologists and historians did not think that people of that time were so technically advanced and could create such complex jewelry.

Analysis of the silver showed that it was mined in Turkish Anatolia. That is, interregional trade was widely developed, people exchanged goods in ancient times.

Most likely, the ring was made in Mesopotamia from Turkish silver for a representative of the Indus culture. This indicates complex commercial and cultural relations between ancient peoples.

This is surprising, because earlier archaeologists considered ancient people to be more primitive.


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