Ancient Palace Discovered Near Sparta

Archaeologists digging in near Xirokambi (not fare from Amykles, ancient Amyclae), south of Sparta, have discovered the remains of a ten-room Mycenaean palace. Indications are that it dates all the way back to the 17th–16th centuries BC. Plenty of inscriptions in Linear B script were also found amongst the cache of artefacts.

This is an exciting find that will help us piece together a little more of the early history of the Greek peninsula.

The full story and some great pics are found at The Pappas Post.

You can also check out the website of the Amykles Research Project.

Excavation site at Amykles