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Ancient tombs

The domed Tombs of Messenia

The domed Tombs, a tomb monument of the 2nd millenium B.C., was first created in Messinia, as a continuation of another kind of tomb, the Tymvos, and spread over Greece reaching its peak at Mycaenae with the Ī¤reasure of Atreas. It consists of a circular chamber which supports a dome and of a mouth, the entrance, to which a passage leads. Most of the tombs were constructed in about the 15th century B.C. close to settlements which are all over Messinia, from Eglianos and Voedokelia to Kambos Avias, Anthea (Ancient Thouria - 'Hellenika'), Malthi and Peristeria. In Nestora's kingdom, the nekropolis of Eglianos, three tombs were found on the hill of Eglianos, two at Tragana, two at Myrsinochori, one at Koryfasio and one at Voedokelia.

This extract is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.

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