In Abkhazia discovered the “treasure of caster” five-thousand year-old
Bronze axes transferred to local history Museum of the city of Gudauta
In the Gudauta district of Abkhazia, local residents found the so-called “treasure of the caster” – 20 bronze axes, which date back to the third Millennium BC.
About this informed the head of Department on protection of monuments and historical and cultural heritage of the unrecognized Republic Vadim Bzhania.
According to him, the axes were found in the village Zvandripsh while plowing the land. “Although it is not treated samples axes, but for science they are of great interest”, – said Bzhania.
He said that bronze axes transferred to local history Museum of the city of Gudauta. The head of regional administration has disposed to allocate cash reward to the finder of the hoard.
In connection with the discovery of the Office for protection of monuments directs the expedition to continue studies on the territory of the village Zvandripsh.
Researcher, State Museum of art of peoples of East Olga Brilev, which has repeatedly participated in archaeological expeditions in Abkhazia, said that the discoveries of ancient bronze objects, which archaeologists call “the treasure of the caster”, not uncommon for the Republic.
“The largest treasure of the 40 axes was found in the village of Lykhny (a suburb of Gudauta) in 1952 by the farmer on the plot. These axes are very similar and belong to domobrani. Their scientists have dated the XVI-XIII centuries BC,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
She explained that the first of these clades in Abkhazia belong to the middle bronze age (end III – first half of II Millennium BC), and the majority of them belongs to the end of the middle bronze age and early late bronze age (second half of II Millennium BC – IX century BC).
“In the middle bronze age residents of Abkhazia has developed the production of bronze objects. Some scholars find many similarities between the bronze wares of Abkhazia and the Kuban area. Perhaps in Abkhazia existed at its metallurgical center, which was affiliated with the same center on the territory of Kuban”, – said Brilev.
According to her, the hoards of this time, usually consist of items for household purposes – for example, axes, hoes, and bronze ingots.
In the era, which belongs to the treasure found in Greece came the Mycenaean period, when there was protogosudarstva such as Mycenae, Athens and Thebes, in Egypt the era of the Middle Kingdom, when Thebes become the cultural and political center. “In Abkhazia at this time people lived in villages, farm type, large fortresses this time scientists do not know,” she says.
According to the scientist, like many other findings, “the finding of a new clade indicates continuity of material culture on the territory of Abkhazia from ancient times”.
“So, the population of Abkhazia did not leave this earth for thousands of years. Perhaps this is the secret of Abkhaz culture is rich in traditions and customs, attracting the attention of many travelers,” said Brilev.
Recall that in Novgorod archaeologists have unearthed on may 27, a hoard of 25 silver coins of the XV century, said the representative of the Novgorod archaeological expedition.