Greece still hides giant treasures that now come to the surface. A team of archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions, dating back to the Mycenaean age. The ancient greek palace discovered in Greece offers us the chance to understand more about other sophisticated civilizations.
The giant house of ruins was most likely built around the 17th-16th century Before Christ, had 10 rooms and it was discovered in Southern Greece, in Sparta. Apart from the very ruins, archaeologists have found objects of worship, clay figurines, a cup adorned with a bull’s head, fragments of murals and swords.
The exact place where the ruins were found is known as Vassilos Hill, and it represents a tract near the ancient village of Xirokambi. The site has been under archaeological excavation since 2009, when ancient inscriptions were discovered on tablets. The tablets were covered in writing detailing religious ceremonies, places and names. They were recorded in a script named Linear B, the oldest written language discovered on European lands.
The remains of this building are a living work of art, even though most of its details were destroyed by a fire, estimated to have happened in the late 14th or early 13th century BC. It is hard to determine how exactly the structure looked like. Experts suppose that the palace was made of stone and that it had 10 rooms.
Sparta was a highly important site in the Mycenaean period and most probably it was a living inspiration for the Iliad and The Odissey, epics by Homer.
The fascinating findings offer us a good chance to discover and investigate the manner in which creation and evolution of a Mycenaean palatial center unfolded back then and reconstruct with all the details available the political, social, economic and administrative organization of the region.
Greece was one of the greatest cultures across the globe, with giant libraries, important phylosophers, mathematician and thinkers shaping the inner structure of the area. Greece was important both at an intellectual level and at an architectural one, with huge buildings, well known for their imposing pillars and wide, clear spaces.
Even nowadays Greece still has a strong word to say in front of architectural and archeological discoveries that offer us the chance to understand things past and see how great cultures used to live and enjoy life. According to the culture ministry, more than 150 archaeological excavations have been conducted in Greece this year only, “proving the importance of the archeological wealth and cultural heritage of the country. “
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