Tuesday 14 September 2021

Unearthed Ancient Greek mosaics of Amazon

Penthesilea was an epic warrior, the prodigy of Otrera, the first queen of the Amazons, and Ares, the Greek god of violence and war. Her battle skills were legendary, leading her to side with King Priam in the Trojan war, but she eventually came up against a larger force. Achilles defeated her after an equally matched struggle. According to Homeric tradition he fell in love with her after removing her helmet. Restoration experts are meticulously examining the unique mosaics depicting Amazon women and other artifacts which were unearthed in ongoing excavations at the Gobeklitepe site — known as the “world’s oldest temple.”