In two Bronze tombs, which were kept secret for more than 3,000 years, was found stunning jewelry in gold made by Nefertiti during her reign.

The site also contains a treasure: a solid-gold pendant that looks like an inlaid lotus flower and has been described as similar to the jewellery worn by Queen of Egypt during the 18th century.

According to archaeologists, this ornament and others tells the story about intensive trade between Egypt and Cyprus.

This tomb was one of two that were discovered on the island in 2018. Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg just explored its wonders.

The team discovered lavish jewelry and remains of 155 people. They also found 500 items in both tombs.

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A solid gold pendant shaped like a lotus flower with inlaid gemstones is one of the treasures found at the site and is similar to jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptian queen of the 18th dynasty

One of the treasures discovered at the site is a solid-gold pendant that looks like a lotus blossom with inlaid stones. It is very similar to the jewelry worn by an ancient Egyptian queen during the 18th Dynasty.

They were both used hundreds of times over, between 1500 and 1350 BC. In addition, skeletons, funeral objects, were in laid on top.

A five-year old child was the one who buried one of the skeletons. He was probably part of an elite family and was buried with tons of jewelry including a beaded necklace and a solid-gold tiara.

While the group has been on the spot since 2010, the discovery of the two tombs came only three years after they had begun work.

These burials formed underground chambers that housed large numbers of human skeletons.

Stunning gold jewelry fashioned during the time of Nefertiti's (pictured) reign has been discovered inside two Bronze tombs that laid hidden for 3,000 years in Cyprus

Two Bronze tombs in Cyprus have been found with stunning gold jewelry made during Nefertiti’s reign (pictured).

Along with lavish jewelry, the team also uncovered remains from 155 individuals and a trove of 500 objects in the two tombs combined

In addition to lavish jewelry, they also discovered remains belonging to 155 people and 500 objects within the two tombs.

One of the skeletons belonged to a five-year-old child who was buried with loads of jewelry, including a solid gold tiara and beaded necklace, who was likely part of an elite family

A five-year old child was the one who buried one of the skeletons. He was probably part of an elite family and was buried with tons of jewelry including a beaded necklace and a solid-gold tiara.

The archaeologists stated that managing the find required four years of delicate work because the bones had been exposed to salty soil for more than three thousand years.

Pictured is the necklace found on the remains of the child who was also wearing the tiara

This is the necklace which was worn by the remains of the child. 

The team found hundreds of treasures after they were able to sort through the artifacts.

An important discovery is the hematite-made cylinder seal with an inscribed cuneiform from Mesopotamia, which archaeologists were able decode.

In a statement, Professor Peter Fischer, who is the head of the excavations said that “The text consists only of three lines, and it mentions three people.” Amurru was a Mesopotamian god. 

“The two other historical kings we have found are the father and the son. They were both historic kings who we managed to find in texts on clay tablets of the same period (i.e. the 18th century BC). 

One particularly important find is a cylinder-shaped seal made from the mineral hematite, with a cuneiform inscription from Mesopotamia (present day Iraq), which the archaeologists were able to decipher

A cylinder-shaped seal, made of the mineral Hematite and with a Mesopotamian inscription (present-day Iraq), is one particularly significant find.

“We are trying to figure out why it ended up in Cyprus over 1000 km from the place where it was made.” 

Gold jewelry and scarabs, beetle-shaped amulets featuring hieroglyphs, are all evidence of Egypt’s intensive trade.

The archaeologists also were able to date jewelry by comparing it with Egyptian finds.

‘The comparisons show that most of the objects are from the time of Nefertiti and her husband Echnaton around 1350 BCE,’ Fischer said.

We found a lotus blossom with inlaid gems, which we compared to a pendant made of gold. Nefertiti had similar jewelry.

The gold jewelry, along with scarabs (beetle-shaped amulets with hieroglyphs) and the remains of fish imported from the Nile Valley, tell the story of intensive trade with Egypt

Gold jewelry and scarabs, beetle-shaped amulets featuring hieroglyphs, are evidence of Egypt’s intensive trade.

Ceramic finds also play an important role.

Fischer stated, “The change in the appearance and materials of ceramics over time permits us to date them” and examine the relationships these people made with the rest of the world.

“What fascinates most about me is their vast network of contacts from 3,400 years ago.”

Fischer stated that DNA analysis will follow this incredible work.

He stated that this would reveal the relationships between the individuals and determine if immigrants are present from other cultures. It is possible, given the extensive trade network, to do so.


Queen Nefertiti was famed for her beauty as depicted in the famous bust now in Berlin (pictured)

Queen Nefertiti, as shown in this famous Berlin bust (pictured), was well-known for her beauty.

Queen Nefertit, one of the most powerful Queens in ancient Egypt during its prosperous 18th Dynasty, was Queen Nefertit.

Nefertiti, the Egyptian ruler 3,300 years ago, between 1353 and 1336 BC was either the stepmother or mother of King Tutankhamun, the boy-pharaoh.

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti is her full name. It means “Beautiful Are the Beauties in Aten, The Beautiful One Has Come”.

Her power and charms in 14th-century BC Egypt were so great that she collected many nicknames, too – from Lady Of All Women, to Great Of Praises, to Sweet Of Love.

Nefertiti lived during the richest period in ancient Egypt’s history – from around 1370BC to 1330BC.

She was also married to a king, Pharaoh Akhenaten. However, she was likely born to another pharaoh and ruled possibly alongside Tutankhamun.

Even the suggestion is that she may have ruled Egypt by herself after her husband died, meaning she was in control from birth to death.

Nefertiti and Akhenaten had six children, though it seems that Tutankhamun wasn’t her son.

DNA analysis has indicated that Akhenaten fathered Tutankhamun with one of his own sisters – making Nefertiti his step mother.

Numerous temple pictures depict her beauty and power.

Sometimes, she’s shown following her husband. Other times, she is often seen walking on her own and in positions of power resembling a pharaoh. 

It is unknown how her death occurred. It is believed that she died six years later than her husband.

Tutankhaten, who changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun, moved Egypt’s capital to Thebes in 1331BC. He died there in 1323 BC.