Near Leonidio, on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese, heavy rains recently revealed five Mycenaean tombs dating to the fourteenth century B.C. So far, the excavators have discovered clay vases; there is no word about the condition of any human remains. Intact Mycenaean burials are rare, so here’s hoping that the occupants were found preserved in their tombs, and can tell us more about health, diet, and life expectancy in the Late Bronze Age.
Sep. 20th, 2011
Seeing her legendary beauty for the first time with an adult’s eyes, I was not impressed. Helen was dainty and dark-haired like a woman in a fresco, but she was also cool and impenetrable. Why in the world had so many men wasted their lives fighting in her name, or had they even known what they were dying for? I would not have died for her.