30 December 2019

Two tombs just discovered in the ancient city of Pylos

Discoveries of this significance are extremely rare… Although long since plundered, it turns out that these two tombs of the Mycenaean civilization (between 1600 and 1100 BC) still conserved some elements of their treasure. The two American archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered inside a pile of gold leaf fragments that once covered the dark walls, along with pearls of malachite, carnelian and amber. As well as two gold jewels: a ring with two bulls and ears of barley engraved on it and a pendant representing the head of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love and beauty.

 

  • The gold pendant depicting the Egyptian goddess Hathor of beauty, love and music

  • The gold ring depicts two bulls flanked by sheaves of grain

  • The two Bronze Age tombs in Pylos, Greece.

  • Pylos, Greece

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