Often astounding discoveries are made in the most unexpected locations and especially in archaeology, it happens that you discover something absolutely different from what you were looking for. Such an amazing discovery was unearthed in 2014 during the excavation of the Roman theatre in Scupi when, among its foundations, a much older Iron Age grave was discovered. Although the later building activity partly damaged the skeleton, the remains of the deceased and the placement of the grave goods tell an interesting story about the inhabitants of this area in the 8th century BC.
The prominent deceased was inhumated with a ceramic vessel between his knees and a spectacle fibula on the upper body. And it was not only the unusual position of the ceramic vessel but more the fact that on its top was positioned a circular bronze pendant, an element of attire interpreted as an item of symbolic meaning indicating the special role the deceased played in the Iron Age society.