Ancient Greek warrior's tomb in Pilos

An ancient Greek warrior’s tomb that’s been untouched for 3,500 years, discovered near the modern-day city of Pylos.

U.S. archaeologists in Greece have uncovered a more than 3,500 years old skeleton of an ancient warrior, with a huge treasure.



Images credit: Greek culture ministry

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According to the Greek culture ministry, the treasure is “the most important to have been discovered in 65 years in continental Greece.”

The wooden coffin that was found on the site of the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula, had an unknown soldier of some importance.



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Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis that excavated the site, they were working near the Palace of Nestor, a noted destination in Homer’s “Odyssey.”

They continued digging and they uncovered one bronze piece after another.

More than 1,000 precious stone were also unveiled.



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via gizmodo