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Full set of jewelry found in untouched Gyo-dong tomb No. 63 Updated: 2020-10-29 05:33:12 KST

Gyo-dong tomb Number 63 in Changnyeong County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province.
A significant find a full set of jewelry from 1,500 years ago.
In the early Three Kingdoms period, Changnyeong County was home to the kingdom of Biwha Gaya, a member of the Gaya Confederacy.
The Gaya National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage announced on Wednesday, that a full set of jewelry was found as if the deceased had been wearing them.
The full set includes a gilt bronze crown and pair of gold earrings, a bead necklace around the neck, a silver belt around the waist, and some silver rings and an ornamental knife.
The experts say this is the first time a full set of intact accessories from a tomb from Biwha Gaya's upper class has been found.

"Investigating an undisturbed tomb where an intact gilt bronze crown is found as if it is still worn by the deceased, is a very big honor for me."

The expert says the find is even more significant due to its similarity with the accessories found in a tomb in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province in September.

"How the deceased is wearing the accessories is similar to those found at Hwangnamdong Tomb 120-dash-2 which was a tomb of the ancient kingdom of Silla's ruling class. Perhaps we could say the ruling class of Bihwa Gaya accepted the burial custom of a much more developed civilization, the ancient kingdom of Silla."

Though the bones should be investigated for further research, given the items buried and the size of the wooden coffin, the experts say it is likely that the deceased is a 155-centimeter tall woman.
As the excavation site is small, the researchers announced that they will elaborate on the discovery on November 5th through the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage YouTube channel.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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