Skeleton of a Real Amazon Discovered in Armenia

Saturday 30th November 2019 - 17:28

Skeleton of a Real Amazon Discovered in Armenia

Female warriors who were described in one of the most famous Ancient Greek legends had real-life prototypes, some researchers suppose. According to sources, so-called Amazon women lived in the Caucasus Mountains, where Armenia is located now.

 

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an “Amazon-like” warrior who died from a battle wound during the Iron Age 2,500 years ago, the Daily Mail reports. The skeleton of the female warrior was unearthed in the Bover I necropolis, located in the Armenian Highlands. The woman “died in a battle” in her 20s, researchers from the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia led by Anahit Khudaverdyan suggested, pointing to her scars, including on her pelvic bone