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Archaeologists unearth gold-lined Mycenaean royal tombs in Greece

The tombs offer insights into Mycenaean culture and trade connections.

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Archaeologists recently discovered two magnificent 3,500-year-old royal tombs in the shadow of the palace of the legendary King Nestor of Pylos. It's not clear exactly who the tombs' owners were, but their contents—gold and bronze, amber from the Baltic, amethyst from Egypt, and carnelian from the Arabian Peninsula and India—suggest wealth, power, and far-flung trade connections in the Bronze Age world. And the images engraved on many of those artifacts may eventually help us better understand the Mycenaean culture that preceded classical Greece.

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https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12 ... in-greece/ for the details.

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It's not that we're not interested but dang some things send me to the dictionary to look up alternatives to "awesome".

Also I hate to see such cool stuff un-commented on.
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Look on my works etc.
About that stereo

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Noted and logged.

I do seem to remember a photograph of ed's august abode from years ago.
It was replete with all manner of stuff that ones grandma warned us against.
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Fid wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Noted and logged.

I do seem to remember a photograph of ed's august abode from years ago.
It was replete with all manner of stuff that ones grandma warned us against.
I wasn't saying it regarding me, I was quoting Shelley.
About that stereo

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Them boys were always hot to trot though.
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Fid wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Noted and logged.

I do seem to remember a photograph of ed's august abode from years ago.
It was replete with all manner of stuff that ones grandma warned us against.
This is ed's place.
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The august abode has sadly deteriorated lo these many years later. I'm thinking trilobites in concert with crawdads.
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the palace of the legendary King Nestor of Pylos.
King Nestor reigned supreme over all the Fizgigs in the lower belt of the Pylorian Cluster. His mighty Nerbian Chandigs kept peace in the Jalorbian valley while the Bengors mined for Felchonite......wait, this stuff is real???
Such potential!

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From an earlier find:
The Pylos Combat Agate was found in the tomb of the Griffin warrior, who was buried about 1500 BCE. It is thought to be the finest-known example of prehistoric glyptic art produced in the Aegean Bronze Age.

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They really loved their carnage, these Greeks. :mrgreen:

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That's the spirit. You'd have felt right at home in Sparta, with a bit of helots hunting from time to time… :mrgreen:


Hu? Fid's post has disappeared?!?

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So what's going on here? Obviously some violence and your standard Greek dick flopping around.

Edit yeah it was kinda dumb but did in fact involve dicks
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Censored post was better. :evil:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helots

Thank you sir, I learn something every day and would not have it otherwise.
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A record of Pylos, preserved by baking in the fire that destroyed the palace about 1200 BC, according to the excavator, Carl Blegen. The record must date to about 1200, as the unbaked clay, used mainly for diurnal or other short-term records, would soon have disintegrated.

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Transliteration:
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It's archaic Greek written in Linear B. Those interested can check Michael Ventris who deciphered it:
Shortly before World War II, American archaeologist Carl Blegen discovered a further 600 or so tablets of Linear B in the Mycenaean palace of Pylos. Photographs of these tablets by archaeologist Alison Frantz facilitated Ventris's later decipherment of the Linear B script.[15]

Comparing the Linear B tablets discovered on the Greek mainland, and noting that certain symbol groups appeared only in the Cretan texts, Ventris made the inspired guess that those were place names on the island. This proved to be correct. Armed with the symbols he could decipher from this, Ventris soon unlocked much text and determined that the underlying language of Linear B was in fact Greek. This overturned Evans's theories of Minoan history by establishing that Cretan civilization, at least in the later periods associated with the Linear B tablets, had been part of Mycenean Greece.

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Recent excavations in the ancient Greek city of Pylos revealed a gold pendant featuring the likeness of Hathor, an Egyptian goddess who was a protector of the dead.
Article, if interested: Artifacts in Gold-Lined Tombs Hint at Ancient Greek Trade Relationships.