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Pylos "Griffin Warrior" Grave

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<div><b>Bull's head staff</b> resembles a staff held by a goddess in one of the gold rings</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div>Bronze and gold <b>dagger and sword </b>used a rare faux gold-embroidery technique</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div><b>Necklace</b> has a box-weave chain and two sacral ivy "finials" at each end</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div><b>Four rings </b>depict a goddess with a mirror; another with a staff; a rite at a seaside shrine; and a male bull-leaper</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div><b>Carved ivory comb</b> suggests a ceremonial purpose, perhaps brushing long hair before battle</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div><b>Boar tusks</b> fortified Mycenaean helmets, like Odysseus'</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: Getty Images)</div>
<div><b>Mirror's handle</b> is adorned with carved ivory rosettes</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div>Gold <b>cup</b></div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div><b>Bronze spouted basin</b> shows (with other metalwork) the warrior's status</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: University of Cincinnati)</div>
<div>Bronze <b>battle knife</b> designed with a wide, square blade</div>
<div>Bronze <b>jug</b></div>
<div>Bronze <b>basin</b></div>
<div>High-status Greeks "had to have Minoan insignias of power," says classicist Nanno Marinatos. At left: A digital facial reconstruction made from the warrior's skull.</div><div><br></div><div>(Image Credit: Lynne Schepartz and Tobias Houlton)</div>
<div>Weapons were placed to the warrior's left, jewelry to the right.</div>