SciNews wrote:Archaeologists Find Unique Minoan Sealstone in Greece
In 2015, University of Cincinnati (UC) archaeologists Professor Jack Davis and Dr. Shari Stocker, along with other UC staff specialists and students, made a rich and rare discovery of an intact, Bronze Age warrior’s tomb near the city of Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece.
Inside they discovered the well-preserved remains of what is believed to have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest in his early- to mid-30s who was buried around 1500 BC near the archeological excavation of the Palace of Nestor.
The tomb also revealed more than 3,000 objects arrayed on and around the warrior’s body, including four solid gold rings, silver cups, precious stone beads, fine-toothed ivory combs and an intricately built sword, among other weapons.
The newly-found sealstone is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered, according to the team.
Dubbed the ‘Pylos Combat Agate,’ the seal promises not only to rewrite the history of ancient Greek art, but to help shed light on myth and legend in an era of Western civilization still steeped in mystery.
Details & more pics: http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/pylos-combat-agate-minoan-sealstone-05403.html
More details & pics: http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/warrior_tomb.html