Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner UnknownIt's something of a mystery how it was lost. Losing a gold earring is bad but, for a warrior, this would be worse.
Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 28 February 2012 Time: 11:27 AM ET
A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery.
The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Ancient Greek helmet found in Haifa Bay
LOST AND FOUND, but a little late: