Monday, October 30, 2017

Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Discovered

Archaeologists digging at Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece, have discovered the rich grave of a warrior who was buried at the dawn of European civilization.

Archaeologists expressed astonishment at the richness of the find and its potential for shedding light on the emergence of the Mycenaean civilization, the lost world of Agamemnon, Nestor, Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer.
The tomb is said to be the the most complete Greek find of its kind since the 1950s. The find includes gold, silver, ivory, and bronze artifacts, as well as engraved gemstones and an ornate ivory-and gilt-hilted sword.

The warrior 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.

A bronze mirror with an ivory handle



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gord Downie dead at 53 - The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century.

The Tragically Hip released 14 studio albums, two live albums, one EP, and 54 singles. Nine of their albums reached No. 1 on the Canadian charts. They received numerous Canadian music awards, including 16 Juno Awards.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Petty, dead at 66 - Update

Tom Petty was hospitalized on Sunday night after being discovered unconscious in full cardiac arrest. Medical personnel who rushed to the scene were able to restart Petty’s heart and he was put on life support at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on Sunday night. The hospital found no brain activity.

Tom Petty has been removed from life support. Petty had just completed his last tour, ending at the Hollywood Bowl last Monday night.