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New Xiphos found in Koukkos, Greece
#1
A young warrior belonging to the early hellenistic period was buried with his sword and has been recently unearthed in the course of the archaelogical excavations wich are being held in Koukkos, Greece.


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#2
Wonderful archaeological discovery, it is impressive the gold plate on the pommel with the representation of the gorgon's head.
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ὁπλῖται δὲ ἀγαθοὶ καὶ ἀκροβολισταί (Strabo,IV, 6, 2)
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#3
Wonderful to see such things still being found. Thanks for posting.
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#4
Very nice. And yes, there are tons of them down there. 200 years now what we have dug has to be the 0,000% of what lies down there.
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#5
What is even more fascinating than the find of this sword is the claim that remnants of a bow were also found. If that is true, then this would be one of the only cases where remnants of a Greek bow dating from this time period were found.
Ruben

He had with him the selfsame rifle you see with him now, all mounted in german silver and the name that he\'d give it set with silver wire under the checkpiece in latin: Et In Arcadia Ego. Common enough for a man to name his gun. His is the first and only ever I seen with an inscription from the classics. - Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
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#6
Wowzer! Confusedhock:
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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