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The Lion of Kea

The Lion of Kea

An Archaic enigma

A great stone monument dated to the Archaic period (ca. 600 BC), the Lion of Kea is an impressive early Greek monument. But it is almost entirely ignored in the history of Greek art.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

The dead are many

The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.

Written by Matthew Lloyd