Oct 10, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA|
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The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Faculty of Classics are delighted to announce the first full presentation in the UK of the remarkable discovery in 2015 of the Tomb of the Griffin Warrior, Pylos, Greece.
Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker present an account of the major archaeological discovery in Greece last year, next to the Myceneaean Palace of Nestor at Pylos in the Peloponnese: the unrobbed, and unexpected, grave of a 15th century BC Mycenaean warrior-prince, buried with his weapons and in his finery with a wealth of sealstones and jewellery. The Grave of the Griffin Warrior is a spectacular find that matches contemporary graves such as those Heinrich Schliemann dug at Mycenae, while helping to explain the Cretan connections with the southwest Peloponnese and the rise of the site that later hosted the Mycenaean palace.
Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis have worked principally on Kea, in the Argolid and Albania, and at Pylos, where the University of Cincinnati has excavated since 1939. Dr Stocker is a Senior Research Associate at Cincinnati, and Professor Davis the Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology and Head of the Classics Department; and he has been Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.