Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Dendra cuirass moves to Corinth

The famous Mycenaean cuirass from Dendra is to be moved to the Archaeological Museum of Corinth.

The armour has been recently chemically re-analysed in order to establish the best restoration procedure.

The armour, which weights 15kg will be exhibited along with other artifacts recovered from the chamber tomb that it was found in 1960.

For more information on the cuirass (and the remains of the boar-tusk helmet found with it) take a look at:

Taracha, Piotr. 1999. Reconstructing the Dendra Panoply. ArchaeologiaWar 50. p. 7-12.

Wardle, Diana E.H. 1988. Does Reconstruction Help? A Mycenaean Dress and the Dendra Suit of Armour. French, E.B. and K.A. Wardle, eds. Problems in Greek Prehistory. Papers Presented at the Centenary Conference of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, Manchester, April 1986. Bristol Classical Press, Bristol. p. 469-476.

?str?m, Paul. 1983. The Cuirass Tomb and Other Finds at Dendra, Part 2: Excavations in the Cemeteries, the Lower Town, and the Citadel.. SIMA 4.Paul ?str?ms F?rlag, G?teborg.

Greenhalgh, Peter. 1980. The Dendra Charioteer. Antiquity 54:212. p. 201-205.

?str?m, Paul. 1977. The Cuirass Tomb and Other Finds at Dendra: Part 1, the Chamber Tombs. SIMA 4, Part 1.Paul ?str?ms F?rlag, G?teborg.

Protonotariou-De?laki, E. 1970. Mikina?kon kranos ek Dendron (Casque myc?nien de Dendra). AAA 3:1. p. 106-108.

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