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A procession of lion-headed “daemons” offering libation jugs to the seated goddess who raises a ritual vessel. The sun wheel and the crescent moon are in the sky. Gold signet ring, the largest from the Mycenaean world, found in Tiryns, but made by a Minoan workshop (15th century BCE) "Britomartis was worshiped as an aspect of Potnia on Crete and Solinus identified her as the Cretan Artemis, whose emblem is the Bee, called Melissa." [paraphrase en.wikipedia].
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR Late Helladic IIIC, Circa 1200 B.C. The piriform vessel on a low ring foot, decorated in dark brown, with a series of thin bands along the body, with four groups of concentric semi-circles on the shoulders, a ring around the spout, lines along the handles, and a spiral on the knobbed disk 4¾ in. (19.7 cm) high
6 Real Sunken Cities That Put Atlantis To Shame
The ruins of the ancient Mycenaean town of Pavlopetri date back to the Neolithic period (2,800 BC), and unveil a cultural hub of ancient Greece. The submerged city was discovered three to four metres off the coast of southern Laconia, and has many intact buildings, courtyards, streets, chamber tombs and graves. Pavlopetri was believed to be a thriving harbour town and sheds light on many mysteries of the Mycenaean civilization.