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Wounded woman. 1600 BC. Akrotiri, Thera. (x) Girl from Xeste 3 fresco cycle Procession with wounded foot.

Wounded woman. 1600 BC. Akrotiri, Thera. (x) Girl from Xeste 3 fresco cycle Procession with wounded foot.

Minoan Hellenistic Late Bronze Age bronze stand, Cyprus (exhibited at The British Museum). By saamiblog, via Flickr

Minoan Hellenistic Late Bronze Age bronze stand, Cyprus (exhibited at The British Museum). By saamiblog, via Flickr

For centuries the only record humanity had of a boar's tusk helmet was a description in Homer's Iliad. Through the years scholars assumed that Homer had just made up some fantasy helmet that never existed. But then archaeologists began to find artistic representations of boar's tusk helmets and even the remains of the helmets themselves. They were real after all.

For centuries the only record humanity had of a boar's tusk helmet was a description in Homer's Iliad. Through the years scholars assumed that Homer had just made up some fantasy helmet that never existed. But then archaeologists began to find artistic representations of boar's tusk helmets and even the remains of the helmets themselves. They were real after all.

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