Media advisory: Archaeologist will discuss the gold of rings of the ‘Griffin Warrior’

By | September 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2017— Archaeologist Sharon Stocker will discuss excavations at the Palace of Nestor at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The free lecture—titled “Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos”—will examine the four gold rings discovered in the remarkable grave of the so-called “Griffin Warrior” discovered near Greece’s Palace of Nestor.

The lecture begins at 2 pm in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Museum’s Information Center or through MetroTix.

Since 2011, Stocker has represented the University of Cincinnati at the Palace of Nestor in excavations conducted in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture. She has served as co-director of archaeological surveys in the hinterlands of the Greek colonies of Epidamnus and Apollonia in Albania and of excavations at a recently discovered Greek sanctuary near Apollonia.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Professorship in Greek Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the departments of classics and art history and archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Classical Club of St. Louis.

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