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Sat Jun 16, 2018, 12:40 PM

Researchers astounded by the intricacy of a Mycenaean carved gemstone


Back in 2015, the 3500-year old Mycenaean ‘Griffin Warrior’ grave found in Pylos was touted as “the most important tomb to have been discovered in 65 years in continental Greece” by the country’s Ministry of Culture. Part of this bold statement had to do with the over 3,000 precious objects found in the Mycenaean grave, including a bronze sword with an ivory hilt, gold pendants, and the namesake griffin plaque. And two years later, the artifacts and their incredible levels of craftsmanship continue to baffle archaeologists and historians alike, with the latest example pertaining to an intricately carved gemstone (enlarged drawing pictured above).

amazing pictures at the link

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Sat Jun 16, 2018, 02:08 PM

1. Fascinating website

Thanks for sharing

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