"In May 2015, a University of Cincinnati team unexpectedly discovered a large stone-built tomb of Late Helladic IIA date near Tholos Tomb IV on the first day of renewed excavations at the Palace of Nestor, Pylos. Hundreds of artifacts of gold, silver, bronze, ivory, and semiprecious stones were found with the body of a single male, 30-35 years old, dubbed the “Griffin Warrior.” Many of the grave goods were manufactured in the Minoan world. Among the gold artifacts were four signet rings decorated with Minoan ritual scenes. We have discussed the excavation of the grave, describe the rings, and consider the significance of the rings' iconography for the Mycenaeans who buried them."

 

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Photo credit: Peter Gaul, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

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Project Directors:

Sharon Stocker: sharon.stocker@uc.edu

Jack Davis: jack.davis@uc.edu

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Photo credit: Peter Gaul, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

Contact

 

Project Directors:

Sharon Stocker: sharon.stocker@uc.edu

Jack Davis: jack.davis@uc.edu

The Griffin Warrior needs your help!

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The Griffin Warrior needs your help!

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