Friday, June 12, 2015

Archaeologists Unearth 2,000-Year-Old Treasures in Grave of Ethiopian Sleeping Beauty

Edward Burne-Jones, The Rose Bower from the "Legend of Briar Rose."
Photo via: Wikiamedia Commons

A 2,000-year-old grave of a woman filled with treasures from the Roman Empire has been found in Northern Ethiopia. The British archaeologists who found the grave, have nicknamed the woman "sleeping beauty" because of the way her body had been positioned.

"She was curled up on her side, with her chin resting on her hand, wearing a beautiful bronze ring," Louise Schofield, a former British Museum curator who oversaw the dig, told the Guardian, which reported the story. "She was buried gazing into an extraordinary Roman bronze mirror. She had next to her a beautiful and incredibly ornate bronze cosmetics spoon with a lump of kohl eyeliner." More