From the depths of Russia’s “Atlantis” — a famed
archaeological site in southern Siberia that lies underwater for most of the
year — archaeologists emerged with what looks like a like a jewel-studded case
for an iPhone.
But the black rectangle, which measures about 7 inches (18 centimeters) long and around 4 inches (9 cm) wide, is no electronics accessory; it’s an ancient belt buckle made of jet — a gemstone made from pressurized wood — inlaid with small beads of mother-of-pearl, carnelian and turquoise, The Siberian Times reported.
Scientists with the Institute for the History of Material Culture at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) found the object in a woman’s grave, where it lay upon the skeleton’s pelvis. The researchers nicknamed the woman “Natasha” and dubbed the artifact “Natasha’s iPhone,” according to The Siberian Times.
Read more about the 2,100-year-old “iPhone” case that accompanied a woman into the afterlife on the Live Science website HERE