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Eight Ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

Eight tombs of various types were discovered during recent excavation works by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, on a privately owned plot of land.

According to the culture ministry, the tombs date from the end of the 4th to the 2nd century BC.

Three burial pits, four box-shaped ones and a tiled tomb roof tomb were found.

Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

The tombs are part of the western necropolis of the ancient city of Elis, from which more than 200 tombs dating to the late Classical and Hellenistic period have been excavated to date.

“Particularly important are the findings of burial pit 1, including a bronze urn with its base, which has a floral decoration on the handles and lion heads at the junction of the handles with the rim and a bronze folding mirror,” the ministry said in a statement.

Ilia

Elis or Ilia is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Western Greece. It is situated in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula.

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