Intact tombs of the Mycenaean civilization prior to classical antiquity found in Greece

Intact tombs of the Mycenaean civilization prior to classical antiquity found in Greece

A team of archaeologists found two unlooted burial chambers from the periodLate Mycenaean (1,400-1,200 BC) on the site ofAidonia, near the ancient city of Nemea (Greece), according to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture on August 11.

Those graves containfive primary burials and the remains of 14 people who were added later, indicates that Greek organism.

The grave goods found includefigurines and clay pots, in addition to small objects such asbuttons.

His modesty compared to the offerings of the Early Mycenae (1,600-1,400 BC) previously discovered on the same site - they contained weapons and objects of great prestige - could reflect the historical evolution of the area, experts say.

The old Aidonia cemetery, one of the main centers of Mycenaean civilization, contains20 graves excavated in the rock and mostly looted shortly before the first archaeological expedition, which took place in 1978.

Each one has three sections:a corridor or ‘dromos’, a narrow entrance and a burial chamber.

The Mycenaean civilization, which has that name because its largest center was Mycenae, flourished in mainland Greece and several islands in the Aegean Sea during the final stage of the Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC). It was made up of several small states with a fairly complex socio-political structure and numerous external relations, and it produced the syllabary writing known as Linear B.

The most likely cause of his disappearance was the invasion of the Hellenic tribe of the Dorians, which led to the development of classical greek culture in the first millennium BC. C.


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