The grave of a male warrior who was laid to rest some 2,200 years ago in what is now the mountains of the Caucasus in Russia, shown here in a diagram of the warrior's skeleton and numerous artifacts.
The warrior was buried with gold jewelry, numerous weapons and three horses and a cow (1-3 and 4, respectively).
This bronze helmet, found on the surface of the necropolis, depicts curled sheep horns carved in high relief. It is more than 7 inches long and 6 inches wide. It was found in fragments and had to be restored.
The front of the helmet showing the curled sheep horns. While the helmet could have been worn in battle it's more likely it was meant for a burial.
These drawings reconstruct what the helmet would have looked like in antiquity.
This bronze helmet was also found on the surface and depicts zigzags, ridges and other shapes hard to put into words. It is more than 8 inches long and 6 inches in width.
A side view of the helmet, the helmet flap appears to have triangle decorations engraved.
The top of the helmet contains a small hole.
These drawings depict what the helmet would have looked like in antiquity.
The burial of the warrior was richly adorned and contained more than a dozen gold artifacts. This fibula-brooch, despite being only 2.3 by 1.9 inches in size, contains intricate decorations leading towardthe center where a rock crystal bead is mounted.
A close-up of the rock crystal showing the channel that was drilled into it from both ends.
This pendant was fashioned from a gold coin. One side (seen here) shows the head of the goddess Athena in a helmet facing right. The other side shows Nike, goddess of victory, along with a star.
This gold plaque, with mounted agate, would have been attached to the sheath of a short iron sword. It is less than 2 inches across.
This black glazed cup is decorated with geometric drawings.
This iron axe is one of many weapons found with the burial of the warrior.
This bronze mirror contains a base in the shape of a goddess with an ornament, in the shape of a palmette, to the right.
This deer formed part of a tripod. The head (including antlers), chest and rear are made of bronze, while the trunk and neck were constructed with iron.
A close-up view of the iron chain mail, found rolled up in a single lump.