In Armenia found the remains of the ancient Amazon

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2019-11-29 21:40:08

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In Armenia found the remains of the ancient Amazon

a scene from the movie "Wonder woman"

Numerous archaeological finds prove that in the bloody wars of antiquity were not only men, but strong women. For example, in early November, 2019, we described how scientists have managed , which fought side by side with Vikings. But did you know that the brave warrior women once upon a time even lived on the territory of modern Armenia? The skeleton of one of them in 2017 was found on the territory of the so-called Lori region in the North of the state. Initially, archaeologists were confident that unearthed the remains of a girl from a wealthy family, however, further study of the bones showed that she had good muscles. Perhaps she was one of the Amazons, described in ancient Greek myths.

About the opening of Armenian archaeologists told the publication . Analysis of the bones revealed that warrior died around 2600 years ago. Initially it was thought that the 20-year-old girl belonged to a wealthy family. This, at least, testified found at the site of her death the jewels. However, upon further study of her skeleton, scientists have found traces of numerous wounds and signs of strong muscles. In particular, we are talking about developed chest muscles, shoulders and hips, which in those days stood out in particular about skilled archers and horsemen. So archaeologists have suggested that in addition to wealth, the girl could have a great experience of participation in the bloody battles on horseback.

the Remains of an ancient warrior.

how Involved are women in wars?

Thousands of years ago on the territory of modern Armenia was a state . According to Armenian researchers, led by archaeologist Anahit khudaverdyan, a warrior could be a representative living in this state of the people. There is evidence that Urartu was frequently attacked by other enemies, so she could die in one of the resulting battles. This is evidenced by the trace of the tip of the arrow on her left knee. However, this shot was not fatal and the wound was received before her death.

the Red lines marked the places to which the wounded girl

Most Likely, the girl died from two wounds in the thigh and strong blow with an axe on his left leg. As she got wounds of different weapons, scientists have suggested that she was attacked by several people. It is noteworthy that near the scene of the death of the girl previously had found the remains of at least five men. This means that in the culture of the state of Urartu right to participate in the battles had both men and women.

most Likely, the murder of a girl looked that way

According to the researchers, these women-drivers as discovered the girl, could become the basis for many ancient Greek myths about Amazons. According to these stories, these women endured while their husbands and went to the military campaigns led by his Queen. To reproduction they used men from other Nations. In the case of the birth of sons, they left their fathers, and girls raised new Amazons. Was found girl representative of this extraordinary people, to find out exactly hardly ever succeed.

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By the Way, on this topic in the coming weekend suggest to watch a documentary . It consists of three episodes, detailing the life participated in the bloodiest battles of the women.

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