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The Griffin Warrior’s grave is of the most extraordinary discoveries from the ancient world to have been made in decades. In “World of the Griffin Warrior,” we cover the excavation of this remarkable Bronze Age Greek burial, which contains more than 2,000 artifacts—from gilded bronze weapons to heavy gold rings, and from decorated ivory combs to the most exquisitely detailed carved seal stones, all created more than 3,500 years ago. Travel with us to the remote mountains of western Afghanistan and the summer capital of the short-lived, but immensely powerful Ghurid Empire, which once ruled a stretch of land from Iran to India. Read about the recent discovery of Clotilda, the last ship to bring enslaved Africans to the United States. And journey to Antarctica to see how seal hunters lived on a remote island 300 years ago. In these stories—and so many more—this issue of Archaeology brings the past to life.
Each issue of Archaeology offers the grit, and the magic, of archaeological discovery with an up-close view of sites around the world. Readers can look forward to the latest news, vivid storytelling, and compelling photography. Archaeology brings the human past to life.