PHOTOS: Artifacts from the 6th century BC. AD discovered in a burial mound in northern Croatia
ZAGREB, December 26 (Hina) – An exhibition of objects found in a burial mound in JalÅ¾abet, a village between VaraÅ¾din and Ludbreg in northern Croatia, dating from the 6th century BC has recently opened at the Institute of History Croatian.
The âFrom Gold to Goldâ exhibition was opened by Prime Minister Andrej PlenkoviÄ, who declared the Gomila Tumulus to be one of the most valuable examples of prehistoric funerary architecture of this type in Europe. .
From the end of the 9th to the middle of the 4th century BC.
The region along the Drava and Mura rivers belonged to the culture of East Hallstatt and is part of our prehistoric cultural heritage, the Prime Minister added.
In our region, the Iron Age originated in the spiritual and material culture of the late Bronze Age, he said, adding that the deceased were cremated and the most prominent members of society. were buried in graves located under man-made mounds called burial mounds, PlenkoviÄ said. .
He added that it was of particular value to Croatia that one of the best preserved and most important places from the early Iron Age in Central Europe is south of the Drava River in JalÅ¾abet and near Martijanec.
Two burial mounds called Gomila were found in JalÅ¾abet in which experts recognized the burial sites of the Hallstatt aristocracy, PlenkoviÄ said.
He recalled that luxury finds made of various materials were found in the graves. These are rare items of gold and amber, examples of supreme craftsmanship that show that the people who made them had developed many techniques and skills that we have inherited, he said.
These objects have been buried for millennia and researchers are now faced with the challenge of uncovering a prehistoric society, lives and beliefs centered on an event, the ceremonial burial of a ruler for whom one of the largest burial mounds in ‘Europe was built, the one in JalÅ¾abet,’ PlenkoviÄ said, adding that there are still many mysteries regarding the intricately constructed Gomila. He said the tumulus also had tourist potential and the exhibit included everything archaeologists have found over the past four years.