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Two summers ago, Professor Emily Egan was in Pylos, mainland Greece, as she has been every summer for many years, with a team of archaeologists led by Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Sharon Stocker, a husband and wife pair of archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati. The entire team could not have imagined early in that season that they would discover a tomb, known now as the Griffin Warrior Tomb, that is causing archaeologists, art historians, and classicists to reimagine the lines of transmission of Minoan culture on Crete to later mainland Mycenaean culture. But they did, and Professor Egan has made important observations of the transmission of Minoan forms in the palace wall paintings, fragments of which are preserved in the tomb. Now, you can read all about this exciting discovery, and learn about Professor Egan's contribution, in the latest issue of Smithsonian Magazine.