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Dig sugar, surprised to meet a 1,600-year-old prince wearing a golden mask

The tomb of the mysterious prince can be considered a great treasure with nearly 100 artifacts including masks, weapons, jewelry covered in gold or inlaid with precious stones.

This means that the tomb is of great value, aristocratic, or historically, culturally or religiously important. However, this is just a legend and there is no definitive proof that it actually exists.

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The construction of a highway near the town of Mizil in southeastern Romania, about 220km from the Black Sea, continues to reveal a shocking archaeological site after… 900 other discoveries.

This time, the workers dug a mysterious tomb full of treasures. The site was quickly taken over by the team of Dr. Silviu Ene from the Vasile Pârrvan Institute of Archeology in Bucharest, Romania.

Archaeologists are working at the tomb of the “warrior prince” – (Photo: CNAIR/Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archeology)

The person inside is still unknown, but has been preliminarily identified as a warrior prince of the mighty Hunnic Empire who lived in the area between the 4th and 6th centuries, meaning the tomb would date to more than 1,400 years old. – 1,600 years.

The prince was buried in an extremely lavish way: Wearing a gold mask, carrying a gold-plated weapon set and more than 100 burial items covered with gold or made of pure gold inlaid with precious stones.

Some notable objects in the tomb also include decorative braces attached to wooden bows – the wood is probably long damaged, iron arrowheads and a dagger with a gold-plated hilt encrusted with precious stones. extremely elaborate.

Also in the grave are gilded saddles, copper cauldrons, some wall lamps and many other gold jewelry.

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The grave also contains the complete skeleton of the warrior, still wearing a golden mask. However, his horse, archaeologists only found a skull and part of the leg bones.

“This tomb is of great importance because in addition to its rich inventory of items, it was also discovered at a site with more than 900 other archaeological sites, including pits, houses and tombs” – Dr. Ene said.

The Hunnic Empire, with its legendary Huns warriors, nomadic horsemen from Central Asia, invaded the Far East during the 4th and 5th centuries AD, causing many indigenous peoples to migrate back to the region. western Europe.

The area at the time of the prince was initially controlled by the Romans, but they lost it to the Huns before these mighty horsemen took over the Western Roman province of Gaul (France and Western Europe). modern Germany).

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