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Archaeologists unearth 'masterpiece' sealstone in Greek tomb
Eureka Alert ^ | 6-NOV-2017 | University of Cincinnati

Posted on 11/08/2017 4:59:11 PM PST by sparklite2


The "Pylos Combat Agate," as the seal has come to be known for the fierce hand-to-hand battle it portrays, 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.

The remarkably undisturbed and intact grave revealed not only the well-preserved remains of what is believed to have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest buried around 1500 B.C., but also an incredible trove of burial riches that serve as a time capsule into the origins of Greek civilization.

But the skill and sophistication of the Pylos Combat Agate is unparalleled by anything uncovered before from the Minoan-Mycenaean world, say the researchers. And that raises a bigger question: How does this change our understanding of Greek art in the Bronze Age?  

(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; nestor; pylos
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1 posted on 11/08/2017 4:59:11 PM PST by sparklite2
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 11/08/2017 5:00:09 PM PST by sparklite2 (-)
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A little easier to see.

3 posted on 11/08/2017 5:04:05 PM PST by sparklite2 (-)
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Wow.


4 posted on 11/08/2017 5:15:07 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the SEALs of Extortion 17 - and God Bless The United States of America.)
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What an amazing find, so much detail worked into such a small object.


5 posted on 11/08/2017 5:20:42 PM PST by Teflonic (tt)
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To: sparklite2
I went to a Black Studies seminar, and the professor told us that all of Western Civilization was "stolen" from Africa, who were much more advanced.


6 posted on 11/08/2017 5:21:16 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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We wuz kangz ‘n sheeeeit!


7 posted on 11/08/2017 5:27:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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LOL


8 posted on 11/08/2017 5:27:25 PM PST by sparklite2 (-)
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Actual size: 1.4 inches across! Look at that detail in that size. Wow. The sculptor really had mastered human anatomy. I didn’t think anybody had mastered the human body like that until Leonardo da Vinci 2,000 years later.


9 posted on 11/08/2017 5:28:04 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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LOLOL...Western Civilization is highly overrated, isn’t it?


10 posted on 11/08/2017 5:28:49 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Isn’t it amazing how the advanced civilizations that rose up around the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Europe were not that far geographically from darkest Africa?


11 posted on 11/08/2017 5:30:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Ya, when I first heard that crap I asked, “So where’s all of this “advancement” in Africa now?”


12 posted on 11/08/2017 5:30:47 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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“...and the professor told us that all of Western Civilization was “stolen” from Africa, who were much more advanced.”

How did you keep a straight face?

Or did you?


13 posted on 11/08/2017 5:31:43 PM PST by PLMerite ("They say that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too." - Robert Conquest)
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This thing would be great a great artifact in Dungeons & Dragons. Imbue it with some kind of protection magic!


14 posted on 11/08/2017 5:31:46 PM PST by Sawdring
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Looks almost like it was machine stamped or injection molded..........


15 posted on 11/08/2017 5:34:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: sparklite2

Amazing...


16 posted on 11/08/2017 5:38:44 PM PST by Popman (My sin was great, Your love was greater  What could separate us now…)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

There are Roman coins that are less than 1/4” in diameter with complete inscriptions. Now of course the dies were made, in reverse. If there is a mistake, you know it is barbaric copy, the Romans believed in quality control. The moneyers either had phenomenal eyesight, or they a way to magnify what they were looking at.


17 posted on 11/08/2017 5:39:00 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: sparklite2

This was several hundred years before the Trojan War.

The Mycenaean’s and Minoans were surprisingly advanced considering how little we know of them.


18 posted on 11/08/2017 5:53:18 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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He was angry, bitter, and all his “facts” were pan-African BS conspiracy garbage and outright lies.


19 posted on 11/08/2017 6:09:33 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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this is like, ambrosia for the soul.

One think I noticed is, either the guy on the defensive has really really big teeth, or exaggerated mouth shapes were used as costuming in their battle helmets. And they’re fighting on top of at least one body, so it must have been one heck of a battle.


20 posted on 11/08/2017 6:13:51 PM PST by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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