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A Tomb Has Changed What We Thought We Knew About Western Civilization, Famous Americans Who Escaped Brushes With Death, How Hummingbirds Move and More

A Tomb Has Changed What We Thought We Knew About Western Civilization, Famous Americans Who Escaped Brushes With Death, How Hummingbirds Move and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    JANUARY 2017

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom among archaeologists

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The warrior was buried in an olive grove outside the acropolis of Pylos. Though archaeologist Carl Blegen explored the olive grove in the 1960s, he did not find anything. (Myrto Papadopoulos)

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