Ancient city discovered in Greece

Ancient city discovered in Greece

Ancient historians may complain about the lack of new data coming to surface. Archaeologists, on the other hand, do not seem to have such a problem, since new excavations reveal new and exciting material all the time. Of course, most of the sites are already known to seasoned archaeologists, although excavations are slow to come about due to increasing financial difficulties.

An announcement on a new ancient city found in Greece is about the city of Thuria in Messenia (south west Peloponnese). The excavations aimed at the positioning and further studying of the Mycenaean palace in the city. The artefacts include a Linear B tablet dating again from the Mycenaean period. The tablet bears the symbol of a double axe. Other artefacts date from the neolithic period (rock art with a medusa and a dolphin) and a benefactor’s inscription from the first century AD.

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The Mycenaean Woman is from a fresco that does not belong to this site. Source:

Economic historian and numismatic consultant

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