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Stratum plus. 2012. №5

V. I. Kulakov (Moscow, Russia)

Pendant with a Heraldic Figure from Burial К31, Kleine Kaup Cemetery (Sambia Peninsula)

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Pages: 287-295

In the field season of 2009, the researchers found a two-story burial К31 among other burials on a ground cemetery Kleine Kaup. The features of details of its inventory date it to the first half of 11 c. One of the items in this inventory was a thyroid pendant with heraldic image interpreted as the image of a bee. According to Prussian legends, bees, sacralized by the Prussians along with other live beings, personified the supreme power.

Keywords: Sambia, Kleine Kaup Cemetery, burial, pendant, bee

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Vladimir Kulakov (Moscow, Russia). Doctor of Historical Sciences. Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Science
E-mail: [email protected]

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