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Greek archaeologists found Mycenaean tomb in Western Attica

Burial of the Mycenaean period, with well-preserved pottery, archaeologists have found in the city of Salamis in Western Attica, according to the Athens News Agency.

The tomb was found in the city center during the works to connect the house to the central sewerage.

Archaeologists date the discovery of the first half-century 13 - 12-half second century BC.

This is the third such grave found in the area - the other two were discovered in 2009 year also during excavation. The burial chamber carved into the rock and has the size of meter on 2,60 2,90 1,50 meters and a height of a meter. Archaeologists say it is smaller than the other two tombs of the Mycenaean period, had the size to 3 3 meters.

In addition to the skeletal remains of five people, found in the tomb of 41 undamaged vessel in very good condition, with a list, typical of the era, as well as shards of more than a dozen vessels. In these tombs for each new burial discovered the entrance and the dead were buried near the remains of the former.

Identification will help complete the picture of the tomb of the Mycenaean cemetery of the city of Salamis, archaeologists believe.

A source: RIA News

Author: Gennady Melnik

Tags: Greece, Archaeology