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Killi Tumulus

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Known locally as Koï Gourrey, or Chief’s Tumulus, the Killi site is composed of three large mounds that form a semicircle almost five hundred feet in diameter. Louis Desplagnes’s first excavation at Killi in 1901 yielded a wide range of material, from carnelian beads and iron bracelets to locally manufactured and imported earthenware. This necklace was among these finds. A luxury import, carnelian beads were generally found in funerary contexts.

Necklace, Carnelian, Killi Tumulus

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