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Some archaeologists who worked unearthing what they initially believed to be a house dating back to the Bronze Age at an archaeological site in Pylos, Greece, they have made an impressive discovery. The infrastructure they were unearthing was not a house as originally believed, but rather a completely intact tomb, supposedly from a warrior believed to date back to 1,500 BC.
Shari Stocker, an archaeologist at the University of Cincinnati (United States) and a member of the international research team at this site, declared that it is a truly extraordinary find.
This unopened grave belongs to a wealthy Mycenaean warrior about 3,500 years old, becoming one of the most important finds of ancient wealth that have been discovered in mainland Greece found in the last 65 years in an archaeological excavation in this country.
Currently, Pylos is located on the southeastern coast of the Hellenic country and is a place rich in archaeological excavations, which have provided a great deal of information over the last decades.
The activity on which researchers from the University of Cincinnati are focused is mainly focused on searching for objects from prehistoric times and also from different historical periods such as the Bronze Age.
One of the discoveries attributed to them was that of Nestor Palace, a large architectural complex and an archaeological site of great importance, despite the fact that the palace was razed by fire in 1,200 BC, but what has remained is in a spectacular state of conservation, being the best preserved from this time of which can be found in mainland Greece.
What does Nestor's Palace have to do with the finding of the warrior?
This finding of the warrior's tomb has become very important since it predates the time of Nestor by around 200 or 300 years, which means that we may be dealing with an important figure at a time when this area of Greece was being shaped by close contact with Crete, considered the first advanced civilization on the European continent.
It is certainly a formidable find that still needs to be researched, but it will shed a lot of light on this Bronze Age era and allow for the writing of history.
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