Mycenaean chambered Tomb in Tzanata


In place of Bortzi in Tzanata of Kefalonia there is the largest vaulted Mycenaean tomb of the area. The archaeologist Lazaros Kolonas unveiled the monument in the early 1990s. The tomb has a height of almost 4 meters and diameter of 7 meters. The objects revealed by archaeological research indicate wealth and apparently belonged to nobles and rulers who were buried here and suggest that the area was a flourishing Mycenaean center identifying it with Homeric Ithaca.

The tomb had been looted in antiquity and during the Venetian occupation part of dome was crashed.The findings, including jewelry, gems, clay figurines, miniature objects, small gold votive double ax, gilded horns and many others are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli.


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