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Griffin Warrior of Pylos | Athens | December 6

Photo: Robert McCabe

TAGS: Archaeology, Lecture

Not-for-profit educational institution College Year in Athens and the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies (DIKEMES) have invited University of Cincinnati researchers Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker, co-directors of excavations at the Palace of Nestor, to discuss the exciting discovery at Pylos in the southwestern Peloponnese of the so-called grave of the “Griffin Warrior” a few hundred meters from the Palace of Nestor. The presentation will describe the excavation of this remarkable grave and the finds found inside it. This unique, undisturbed burial affords an unparalleled opportunity to examine aspects of Early Mycenaean funerary ritual, gender association with grave goods, and burial structure that cannot be obtained through more standard multi-individual burial contexts. The talk, which is intended for a general audience, begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free of charge.

CYA/DIKEMES, 2nd Floor, 5 Stadio Square,
Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro)

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