Ancient Greek helmet and inscription unearthed in Italy’s Magna Graecia


At the Acropolis of Elea-Velia in Magna Graecia, archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Greek helmet and inscription.

The announcement of this new discovery was made by Massimo Osanna, the director of the Museum of Velia who revealed that the artefacts discovered were located on a sacrificial site during the Battle of Alalia.

As part of the discovery, the ancient Greek helmet is speculated to have been a dedication to the goddess Athena, given either post battle or during the tumultuous period of conflict.

Part of the helmet being unearthed. Source: Italian Ministry of Culture.

In addition, the remains of a painted brick wall with inscriptions were found, with words such as ‘sacred’, cementing the theory that this site was a religious one.

According to archaeologists, these finds reiterate the value of deepening our archaeological research to help provide an insight into civilisations which are long gone.

Source: Ancient Origins.




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