The Lord of the Gold Rings: The Griffin Warrior of Pylos
- Thursday 17 November 2016
- 6:00PM - 7:30PM
- Penn Museum
Lecture: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The recent discovery of the tomb of the so-called Griffon Warrior—one of the richest graves of the Greek Bronze Age ever found on the Greek mainland—has been reported in The New York Times, and attracted worldwide media attention. Jack Davis, Blegen Chair in Greek Archaeology, and Shari Stocker, senior research associate, Department of Classics, University of Cinncinnati, husband and wife team and co-leaders of the excavations, tell the story of the excavations, the remarkable cache of objects uncovered—including four gold signet rings—and the significance of the finding for understanding Mycenean religion in its formative stages. This event is being hosted by The Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the History of Art Department the Center for Ancient Studies, the Graduate Group in Ancient History, the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean world, and the Department of Classical Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Chapter of the AIA, and the Penn Museum.
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