Two tombs discovered at the ancient city of Dromolaxia Vizatzia near Hala Sultan Tekke in Cyprus are being hailed as being among the richest ever found in the region of the Mediterranean. The tombs date to the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500–1200 BC) and contained more than 500 complete artifacts made from precious metals, gemstones, and ivory, as well as stunning ceramic vessels. An archaeological team from the University of Gothenburg located the tombs using magnetometers, which can identify objects up to two meters underground. Given the lavishness of the grave goods, the lead archaeologist, Peter Fischer, believes these were royal tombs.
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