Bronze warrior’s helmet dredged up in Haifa Bay in Israel

Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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A Greek bronze helmet, dating back 2,600 years, has been found in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel.

“The gilding and figural ornaments make this one of the most ornate pieces of early Greek armor discovered,” writes Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archaeology Unit with the Israel Antiquities Authority, and John Hale, a professor at the University of Louisville, in a summary of their research which was presented at a recent meeting.

This Greek warrior likely would have been a very wealthy individual, as few soldiers could afford such an ornate helmet. The researchers aren’t sure where the helmet was made, though they suspect the warrior could be from one of the Greek colonies in Ionia, on the west coast of modern-day Turkey.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority

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