"The warrior’s grave belongs to a time and place that give it special significance. He was buried around 1500 B.C., next to the site on Pylos on which, many years later, arose the palace of Nestor, a large administrative center that was destroyed in 1180 B.C., about the same time as Homer’s Troy. The palace was part of the Mycenaean civilization; from its ashes, classical Greek culture arose several centuries later."
Monday, November 2, 2015
Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations
Nicholas Wade reports at The New York Times.