Mycenaean cemetery revealed after heavy rains

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Five box-shaped  Mycenaean era tombs were unearthed in Soha, near Vaskina village, some ten kilometers northwest of Leonidio, by recent heavy rainfall. 

One of the Mycenaean graves enearthed in Soha [Credit: Athens News]

The most impressive of the funerary gifts found in the graves were several clay sympotic vases. According to archaeologists,  the finds dating back to the 14th century BC. 

Drinking cups accompanied the dead [Credit: Athens News]

A recovery excavation was conducted by the 38th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. 

Source: Athens News [September 15, 2011]

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