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Minoan Tomb Discovered

Archaeologists in Crete have discovered an intact Minoan-era tomb containing two well-preserved adult skeletons as well as funerary offerings.

An initial inspection of the ceramics found in the tomb allowed it to be dated to the late Minoan period, circa 1400 to 1200 B.C., the Greek Ministry of Culture have stated.

The tomb was discovered during an emergency excavation in an olive grove outside the village of Kentri. A local resident had alerted the local archaeology ephorate to the possible existence of a tomb in the area.

The access to the tomb was made by a vertical channel while the entrance was sealed by clay. The inside of the tomb was divided into three chambers where archaeologists discovered two skeletons of male adults as well as funerary goods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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