Tuesday, March 21, 2006
This is the kind of shit that drives me WILD with excitement. Yesterday, a 2500 year old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics was discovered in western Cyprus.. It was found in a tomb near the village of Kouklia. As expected, the tomb, which belonged to an ancient warrior, was looted during antiquity.
In one large painting, Ulysses and his comrades escape from the blind Cyclops Polyphemos' cave, hidden under a flock of sheep. Another depicts a battle between Greeks and Trojans from the Iliad.
If anyone is my total bitch, it's definitely Homer!