Lecture: Discovering a monumental Mycenaean tomb in central Greece

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG

In 2017, the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture excavated one of the largest Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tombs ever to have been discovered in central Greece.  With most of the tombs of the period looted in antiquity and modern times, it was therefore extraordinary to come across an intact burial dating to around 1350BC.  This talk will retell the story of discovery, assess its importance and present the excavation’s preliminary findings.

Dr Yannis Galanakis was the Project Co-Director for this excavation.  He is Senior Lecturer in Classics, specialising in Mycenaean archaeology, at the University of Cambridge, where he is also the Director of Archives and of the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

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