3,500 year old early Mycenean tomb discovered in Nemea


Greece’s Culture Ministry announced an intact tomb from the early Mycenaean era (1650-1400 BC) has been discovered by archaeologists in the region of Nemea, in the southern Peloponnese.

According to the Ministry, the tomb is among the largest ever found in the region and is unique due to its short yet wide path leading to its entrance along with other features that place it in the early phase of the Mycenaean civilization.


According to the statement, archaeologists have found the undisturbed grave with pottery, weapons seal stones and jewellery inside it at a heavily plundered cemetery that is more than 3,500-years old.

The cemetery was looted extensively in the late 20th century.

Excavations this summer revealed a rock-cut chamber tomb with burials on two levels, the oldest dating from 1650-1400 B.C.