Archaeologists have uncovered in Greece the tomb of the Mycenaean period.
British and Greek archaeologists have discovered non-devastated tomb of the XIV BC, in which were buried noble mikenet.
The burial is situated in the region of Boeotia, in the village of Prosilio close to famous by Homer’s epic of the city Orchomenos.
The tomb, called Procision-2, consists of rock cut 20-meter corridor-dromos, the monumental facade and entrance-stamina and finally, rectangular burial chamber with an area of 42 square meters. Along the walls built of plastered stone bench. On the floor of the chamber lay the skeleton men of 40-50 years. Around the dead man laid out a rich inventory: bronze hooks, arrows, ornaments of several kinds, combs, ceramic vessels, ring and seal. Scientists have not disclosed details about these items, however, noted that only two vessels were painted, which is not very typical for Mycenaean burials.
Archaeologists believe that the buried in the monumental tomb of the man was associated with Orchomenos, an important Mycenaean center, located just 3.5 kilometers from Proseline. In Orchomene had the citadel of the Palace and monumental colonoy tomb, which in the late nineteenth century were unearthed Heinrich Schliemann.
In the XV-XIII centuries BC the Mycenaeans controlled the centre and South of Greece, many Islands in the Aegean sea and Crete. At the same time these energetic soldiers and traders began expansion into Asia Minor, which were believed to be preserved in the Homeric epic as the story of the Trojan war.