Skip to comments.Prehistoric bronze hoard found off Greek beach (largest of its kind ever found in Greece)
Posted on 12/11/2008 9:45:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge
ATHENS, Greece Authorities say a hoard of 4,500-year-old copper weapons recovered off a northern beach is the largest of its kind ever found in Greece.
A Culture Ministry statement says the discovery includes at least 110 ax and hammer heads, but several more should be extracted from compacted masses of corroded metal.
The ministry says they were probably buried at a time of unrest or war. The hoard would have represented a fortune at the time.
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Herodotus mentions Mysoi, the inhabitants of Mysia, an area in N.W. Asia Minor. Later on there's a group called the Moisoi or Moesi in the Balkans (in modern northern Bulgaria and eastern Serbia), who gave their name to the Roman province of Moesia, but the first mentions of them seem to be later.
The wily invading Tribes said, “hey guys, lets bury the hatxhhet and have a feast together.”
They didn[t know they WERE the feast. (lots of cannibalism in our hidden past)
Mesi is a villiage located in the Nomos Imathia in Northern Greece:
Here's a picture of the weapons:
Thanks. I don’t think that is 500 miles from Athens. Imathia is ancient Emathia (the first vowel is an eta, accent on the “thi”). It looks like it is near the Haliacmon (Aliakmon) River in southern Macedonia (that’s the river visible on the map as flowing towards Mesi from the direction of 7 o’clock), maybe not far from Beroea.
>>The ministry says they were probably buried at a time of unrest or war.
Considering all the riots in Athens recently, they could have been buried last week.
Perhaps it was the first “ weapon buyback” program. For each sword, axe or spear, you get x amount of grain or some other commodity.