A cherished-gem-studded “lotus flower” pendant very similar to 1 worn by ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti has been unearthed in a established of tombs in Cyprus. The pendant is 1 of hundreds of opulent grave products from around the Mediterranean region that have been uncovered at the web page, like gemstones, ceramics and jewellery.

Archaeologists from the New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1st unearthed the two Bronze Age tombs, the two underground chambers, in the historic town of Hala Sultan Tekke in 2018. 1 hundred and fifty five human stays and 500 funerary merchandise had been located in the tombs, positioned in levels on top rated of one particular a further, suggesting that the burial chambers had been used above a number of generations.