The article I read was about the discovery of a burial site on the island of Cyprus. The burial has been dated to about three thousand five hundred years ago. The burial was discovered in an area that has been exposed by erosion. Before the digging began the team performed a geophysical survey using different technologies including radar. The survey revealed one hundred pits, including wells and offering pits as well as the burial. During the survey the team was intrigued by one pit that was larger than the others. Excavation of this pit led to the discovery of seventeen sets of human remains, eight children and nine adults. The family seems to have been quite wealthy, based on the artifacts recovered from the burial and an adjacent offering pit. Among the artifacts recovered were some Egyptian scarab figures that included an inscription that allowed the team to link them to Pharaoh Thutmosis III. There were also many intact pieces of pottery from Syria, Mesopotamia, and Greece, and many pieces of gold jewelry. The find helps archaeologists to see how the wealthy members of Cypriot society lived at the time and also shows how far the trading networks of the time extended.
Source: 3,500- year-old Grave Filled with Exotic Valuables Found in Cyprus