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Unique Scythian glass pendants found in Ukrain

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Archaeologists have unearthed unique glass pendants near the town of Kotelva in the Poltavska oblast of central Ukraine. A team from the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine were excavating a Scythian-era burial ground on Barvinkova Mountain when they discovered the three small pendants that date to around the 4th century B.C. Nothing like them has been found before in Ukraine.

There is almost no information about them yet, but they are so unusual and charming I’m posting them anyway. Archaeologists are calling them amphora-shaped, but they look more like provolones to me.

Scythian-era glass pendants, ca. 4th century B.C. Photo by Oksana Doroshenko. Scythian-era glass pendants, ca. 4th century B.C. Photo by Oksana Doroshenko. Scythian-era glass pendants, ca. 4th century B.C. Photo by Oksana Doroshenko. Scythian-era glass pendants, ca. 4th century B.C. Photo by Oksana Doroshenko.

After a thorough study at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, they will go on display in the museum of the Bilsk Historical and Cultural Reserve, site of the largest early Iron Age fortified settlement in Europe.

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