History of art rewritten as archaeologists unearth 3,500-year-old carving of ancient Greek battle

he history of art has been rewritten after archeologists unearthed an astonishing 3,500 year old carving of an ancient Greek battle, depicting human bodies in anatomical detail which was thought way beyond the skill of Bronze Age artisans.

In 2015, the tomb of the so-called ‘Griffin Warrior’ was discovered near the ancient city of Pylos, southwest Greece, containing the remains of a powerful Myceneaen warrior and a treasure trove of burial riches.

Dating from around 1,500BC the grave also held a intricately carved gem, or sealstone, which was covered in limestone. Read more

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