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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Macedonians: They Were Not Barbarians

Many of the more "civilized" ancients regarded the Macedonians as barbarians, but recent finds in a cluster of 141 Macedonian tombs in the ancient necropolis of Archontiko in Pella prove otherwise. Dating from the first half of the sixth century B.C. to the beginning of the fifth century B.C.,the tombs contained the remains of warriors still bedecked in full armor, with helmets adorned in gold, steel swords with gold on the handles, and spears and knives. Leather breastplates, clothing, footwear and hand coverings were also adorned with gold and other ornaments. The tombs included grave offerings of gold and silver jewelry, bronze and clay vessels, clay idols, and furniture. The finds present and reinforce an image of a civilization with a highly developed socio-economic organization, including an aristocracy with sophisticated burial rituals and a high living standard. Not bad for barbarians.

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