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We’ve welcomed several film and television crews to the palace.

In addition to sharing our news with a wider audience, their work often helps put our discoveries into broader contexts for the general public.

In 2015, the Griffin Warrior became a sensation in the press.

News of the discovery trended on Google as outlets around the world covered the story. It became one of the University of Cincinnati’s most popular new items ever.

The New York Times

Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

“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.”

History

Archaeologists Find Treasure-Laden Tomb of Bronze Age Warrior

This week, a husband-and-wife team from the University of Cincinnati announced the latest major find from there: an intact 3,500-year-old warrior tomb filled with weapons and jewelry.

Huffington Post

Ancient Bronze Age Warrior Unearthed In Treasure Filled Grave In Pylos

Archaeology

Smithsonian

The Incredible Treasures Found Inside the 'Griffin Warrior' Tomb

Los Angeles Times

Washington Post

Reuters

U.S. News and World Report

CNN International

Deutsche Welle

MSN

History News Network

Reuters Africa

Yahoo News

Salon

Business Standard

Canada Journal

AAAS’ Science Magazine

National Geographic Spain

Popular Archaeology

Archaeology News Network

Conde Nast Traveler

Fox News

The Telegraph, UK

The Times, UK

New York Post

Live Science

Gizmodo

Mental Floss

Art Daily

Shanghai Daily

The Greek Reports

The China Post

Ancient Origins

Ekathimerini

Thema News

The Pappas Post

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UC Magazine

In 2016, we got our first glimpse of the Griffin Warrior’s face.

Through facial reconstruction, researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa created a 3D model of what the nobleman would have looked like.

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The Griffin Warrior’s gold rings also made headlines in 2016.

The four signet rings, which were incredibly time-consuming to conserve, are carved with complex religious scenes. They  were likely created by Minoan craftsmen in Crete.

In 2017, the Pylos Combat Agate brought renewed attention to the Griffin Warrior.

The sealstone’s carving is remarkably intricate considering its size and so its discovery was heralded in particular by the art history world.

Artifacts from the Griffin Warrior’s tomb were displayed in public for the first time in 2019.

They were exhibited as part of “Mycenae: The Legendary World of Agamemnon at the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany.