Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ramesses II mark found at Trojan site

"Greek archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient palace associated with Ajax the Great, a legendary warrior-king cited by Homer as a key participant in the Trojan War . . . . Among the discoveries were part of a Cyprus-made bronze talent, an ancient heavy unit of coinage, and a rare piece of armour stamped with the royal mark of Ramesses II the Great, an Egyptian Pharaoh of the 13th century BC."
The Mycenaen period palace is dated to the 13th century BC, and has been found on the island of Salamis, to the west of Athens. See the above item on the IOL website for more details about the discovery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A photo of the armor piece
with cartouche: