Further Discoveries in Mycenean Greece


    EXCAVATORS on Mycenean sites in Greece during the past season have indeed been fortunate. No fewer than three discoveries of major importance have been made—the inscribed tablets from the “Palace of Nestor”, the first from a Mycenean site, which, though later, may throw light on Cretan script, the Mycenean Royal tomb at Athens, and now a Myconean royal burial, probably of a queen, which has been found by the Swedish Archocological Expedition under Prof. Axel W. Persson of the University of Uppsala at Dendra in the Peloponnesa (Illustrated London News, August 19). The expedition, which had set out with the intention of excavating at Mylassa in south-west Asia Minor, but was prevented by the political situation, attacked as its second string, the site of Midea, near Nauplia, with which the director was already acquainted, and where he had opened a royal tomb in 1926, finding the gold ‘octopus’ cup. Midea, according to Thucydides, was a vassal state of the Mycenean rulers.

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    Further Discoveries in Mycenean Greece. Nature 144, 360 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144360c0

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