The Greek Culture Ministry reported that two intact tombs dating from 1400 to 1200 BC have been undug in the country’s south, in the vicinity of the town of Nemea at a site already well-documented for its cache of tombs, most of which, sadly, were looted long before being discovered by archaeologists.
Ancient Tombs Unearthed in Nemea, Greece Shed Light on Mycenaean Civilization - The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday that archaeologists have discovered two ancient, unlooted chamber tombs dating from the Late Mycenaean period, (1400... https://t.co/EEk4pvZBEz— Archaeological News (@archaeologybuzz) August 12, 2019
According to the statement, the newly found tombs include two perfectly preserved burials and bones that can be attributed to 14 individuals whose remains had were from other tombs and placed in the freshly-undug ones. The burial places also included a whole treasure house of ancient jewellery.
Excavation work at the Aidonia burial site kick-started in the late 1970s after the site housing tombs from 1700-1100 BC had been to a great extent looted, presumably in 1976-77.
In 2007, one of the first tombs of the same age, believed to be over 3,000 years old, was accidentally spotted in western Greece, as road maintenance workers were building a highway near the historic city of Agrinio.