Skeleton of a 3,000-year-old warrior who died in battle reveals her old war injuries after she is found buried in Armenia, surrounded by jewels.
- The remains of the 5 foot and 5 inch tall warrior woman were discovered in Armenia
- She was 20 years old when she died and was buried with jewels in her grave.
- Warriors like her may have been the inspiration for the Greek Amazon myth
- She was probably killed on the battlefield, struck by a sword, and then terminated by an ax.
The remains of an Iron Age warrior woman & # 39; resembles the Amazon & # 39; who & # 39; died in battle & # 39; 2,500 years ago they were found in Armenia by archaeologists.
The strong fighter was in her twenties when she died, was buried with a rich inventory of goods, including jewelry, experts confirmed.
She appears to have survived after being hit with an arrowhead in the left thigh while the skeleton showed signs of recovery after this war wound.
The strong fighter was in her twenties when she died, was buried with a rich inventory of goods, including jewelry, experts confirmed. The tomb was discovered in Armenia.
Armenian researchers led by Anahit Khudaverdyan discovered the remains in the Bover I necropolis in the Armenian mountains of Lori province.
She probably died as a direct result of subsequent battle scars, including pelvic bone, according to researchers at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.
"Her injuries suggest she was struck by a sword and ended while lying on the old battlefield by an ax."
"We assume she died in battle," Khudaverdyan said.
She probably died as a direct result of subsequent battle scars, including the pelvic bone, and ended up with an ax, as seen in this artist's drawing.
Her injuries suggest that she was struck by a sword and died in battle. Studies of her bones suggest she was hit in the pelvis
The "rich inventory" of her tomb, including jewelry, suggests that the woman was of "high status," but her bones indicate that she was also probably a gifted knight.
"Her muscular attachments were strong, which suggests she was an archer."
Sources from ancient Greece indicated the existence of so-called Amazonian women in the Caucasus mountainous region.
This discovery in the Bover I necropolis in Lori province suggests exactly this warrior, the second ancient woman fighter found in the area.
Archaeologists have also discovered thigh injuries likely caused by a ranged weapon.
This woman who lived between the 6th and 8th centuries BC was described in the scientific article as a "professional warrior" who was buried "a standing individual".
She was about 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Armenian archaeologists believe the incident she survived caused significant injury, but "it was a long-range arrow shot" and her bone showed signs of healing.
Armenian researchers led by Anahit Khudaverdyan discovered the remains in the Bover I necropolis in the Armenian mountains of Lori province
The 5-foot-5-inch warrior was probably of high status in her society because of the number of items she was found buried with (photo)
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