A major Bronze Age discovery in Croatia
As a subscriber to the Archaeology magazine I wrote the following letter
to the editor - to put Croatia on the map, so to speak! Their answer
Thought you would be interested to know that there has been a major
Bronze Age discovery in Croatia in the Cetina river bed. According to a
team of experts from the University of Birmingham, items discovered
include more than 90 swords, a Roman legionnaire's dagger complete with
sheath, more than 30 Greco-Illyrian helmets, plus numerous items of
jewelry, axes and spearheads.
Initial surveys indicate that the finds span a period from 6,000 BC
onwards. They include long timbers, which show evidence of late Neolithic
or early Bronze Age wooden settlements.
The project leader, Dr. Vincent Gaffney described the find as "once in a
discovery". The team plans to return in May for further surveys.
By the way, Croatia has many interesting cultural and archaeological
sites, little of it generally known in the rest of the West.
Hilda M. Foley
13272 Orange Knoll
Santa Ana, CA 92705
PS. Would you be so kind and answer by e-mail from which month and year
was the issue with the Slavic Pompeii on the front page, which is shown
on page 57 advertisement of the Nov./Dec. 2003 magazine . Thank you.
We think this is great stuff, too--in fact, I'll be traveling to Croatia
to spend some time at the dig for a feature story about the discoveries. We
haven't yet determined what issue the article will run in, so you'll just
have to keep reading. :)
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