Bronze war helmet found with buried Greek warrior.....300 BC

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Ancient Greek Helmet Found in Stone Burial Chamber in Croatia


By Patricia Claus /

Dec 8, 2020


A very rare bronze Greek-Illyrian war helmet, used in Greece during the time of the Greco-Persian Wars, has just been discovered in a rock-cut tomb in Dalmatia, Croatia.

The form of the iconic open-faced helmet, which archaeologists consider an especially rare find, originated in the Peloponnese during the 8th and 7th centuries BC.

The spectacular find was made recently during the exploration of the cave tomb in Zakotarac, located on the Pelješac peninsula, in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The tomb was for a warrior buried approximately three centuries later, however, in the 4th century BC.

The rare find, accompanied by many other valuable objects from the era, was discovered within a previously-unknown rock-cut tomb along a hillside near Gradina.

This particular style of helmet, which became the iconic head covering of Greek warriors over the centuries, was first used by the ancient Greek Etruscans and Scythians. It later became known as the Illyrian helmet.

An alternate form of this helmet was also developed in Italy, according to archaeologists who gleaned this information from depictions on ivory relief sculptures. However, this style of helmet became obsolete in most areas of Greece in the early 5th century BC and its common use in Illyria ended by the 4th century BC.

Part of the warrior’s skull appears to be visible from the openings of the helmet, although earth has over the millennia made its way into where the rest of his head would be.

Adding to the importance of the find, archaeologists also discovered a treasure trove of ancient weapons, including spears and knives, in the same Croatian grave.

At least two other people had been buried along with the warrior, including a woman, who was found wearing a bronze bracelet.

According to a report in Archaeology News Network, additional treasures at the gravesite included “fifteen bronze and silver fibulae (clasps), twelve needles, several spiral bronze ornaments and tweezers and several hundred glass paste and amber beads belonging to necklaces.”....................................




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It does kind of make you think. Some of rheir giant structures are still standing, and we tear down our sports stadiums after 15 years
On the other hand we have also intentionally and unintentionally produced things that will be around in a more-or-less recognizable form for tens of thousands to millions of years.

Like if there is intelligent life doing archeology a million years from now, they're going to find an immense, virtually worldwide layer of plastics buried in the rock record, and things like Mt Rushmore were specifically constructed to last for tens of thousands of years...wasn't there some factoid that they took weathering rates into account so that the natural processes will actually "finish" refining the features over the next few thousands years? :dunno:
 
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On the other hand we have also intentionally and unintentionally produced things that will be around in a more-or-less recognizable for tens of thousands to millions of years.

Like if there is intelligent life doing archeology a million years from now, they're going to find an immense, virtually worldwide layer of plastics buried in the rock record, and things like Mt Rushmore were specifically constructed to last for tens of thousands of years...wasn't there some factoid that they took weathering rates into account so that the natural processes will actually "finish" refining the features over the next few thousands years? :dunno:

Dont forget everything is on computers and if civilization collapses at some point in the next thousand years all that shit is gone too
 

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