KATAKALOS (Settlement) KARYSTIA
The tomb in the vicinity of Aliveri, dating from the Mycenaean period (16th-12th centuries B.C.), is the only tholos tomb in Euboea preserved in a good condition. The chamber, circular in plan, is built of unworked small stones, has a diameter of 5.60 m. at the basis, and a maximum preserved height of 4.70 m. The passageway of the entrance is 3.30 m. long; a relieving triangle is preserved over the lintel.
The monument was excavated in 1907 by G. Papavassileiou and was found almost empty as it had been plundered already in antiquity. Only a Mycenaean kylix was found inside the chamber. Sherds and bronze coins were also found during the clearing and restoration of the tomb. The vault, the lintel and the entrance of the tholos have been consolidated by the 11th Ephorate of Antiquities.
This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.
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