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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Found! Ancient Greek Gold Wreath Crown

Truth can be stranger than fiction sometimes, but the news surprisingly mirrored my fiction this week. The Daily Mail in the UK posted a story about how a gold leaf crown was recently found in England. Take a look at this beautiful object from over 2000 years ago, just like the gold leaf crown in THE LOST CROWN OF APOLLO. Exquisite!

This real McCoy was found in a cardboard box under an old guy's bed, not hidden under a marble bench like the one found by my main character, Elias Tantalos in THE LOST CROWN OF APOLLO. This amazing, very real discovery just a few days ago underscores the character's timeless, human dilemma: What should he do with such a priceless object? Finders, Keepers? Sell it and get rich? Tuck it back where you found it?

Elias feels like a bad luck magnet. Finding such an object was his lucky day--or was it?

  • What would YOU do if you found such an object? 
  • What would it feel like to put a solid gold crown on your head? A king? A Greek god? 
  • Are you going to volunteer to clean under your grandparents' bed?
Here's a link to the full story.


  1. Wow! What timing! The Lost Crown of Apollo is published, then within the year, a real lost crown is found in England. The thought that the gold crown was just sitting under this mans bed for years is astonishing. Now the real mystery is how it got there. Maybe Elias can be the sleuth who figures it out??? Thanks for sharing, Suzy. I love that this real story is so close to The Lost Crown of Apollo!!!

    1. Thanks for the fun comment, Kristi! Good idea. The sequel to The Lost Crown of Apollo is in the works, and set in northern Greece and the mountains around Delphi. The article linked says the crown may have been made in northern Greece, where the museum to Alexander the Great is LOADED with amazing gold artifacts like this one. I"m so happy you enjoyed the book!