Mycenaean Tombs of Lakithra

The ancient Mycenaean tombs were discovered in the early 20th century just outside the village Lakirtha. Two archaeologists from Kefalonia Kavadias Panagis and Spyros Marinatos brought into light the artifacts from the richest Mycenaean cemetery on the island .

Four chambered tombs have been excavated, into which a lot of grave goods were found, such as gold jewelry, necklaces, accessories and many pots that are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. The tombs are underground, carved into bedrock and they consist of the street, the entrance and the chamber. On the floor of the chambers pits are usually opened in symmetrical arrangement that their depth reaches up to 2 meters and the burials were in there.

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