The discover was made near a Mycenae-era palace, in south Greek’s Peloponnese region, according to the Greek culture ministry. A statement from the ministry stated that dome-shaped roofs of the tombs had collapsed and therefore been filled with rubble making grave robbers unable to access them. However, unlike the Mycenaean grave found in 2015 which yielded vast sums of gold and silver treasure, these tombs have been disturbed because of their use over generations.
The archaeologists found inside the graves a golden seal ring and a golden amulet of an ancient Egyptian goddess.
The ministry said the findings were particularly important as it could lead to further information on early era Mycenaean civilisation.
The Mycenaean era, between roughly 1650-1100 B.C. provided the material for many of the myths and legends of ancient Greece including that of the Trojan War.
The archaeologists found inside the graves a golden seal ring.
The ministry said the findings were particularly important.
The largest of the tombs had a diameter of 12 metres, while its stone walls were at least 4.5 metres in height, which is still less than half its original size.
The second tomb was roughly two-thirds that size, its walls reaching two metres in height.
The tombs are that of ‘tholos’ variety, meaning there are massive underground builds which were used for Mycenaean royalty.
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The second tomb was roughly two-thirds that size.
The site had been excavated over the past two years by archaeologist from the University of Cincinnati.
They had also miraculously discovered a burial now known as the Griffin Warrior grave, dubbed this after the ornaments found in it.
The tomb discovery comes after last months a stunning ancient settlement was found near Crete.
While excavating a site at a Minoan settlement, scientists founded the remains of Hexaplex trunculus shell.
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Scientists founded the remains of Hexaplex trunculus shell.
They had also miraculously discovered a burial now known as the Griffin Warrior grave.
This was typically used for dying materials purple - and they can be used for jewellery and copper cases.
The finds were made just north of Chryssi, a small island near Crete.
According to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, the site would have been used to produce Tyrian, a purple dye.
Tyrian was a premium dye and very expensive.
It was highly prized commodity in the Late Minoan period, from around 1800 to 1500BCE - nearly 4,000 years ago.
Along with those finds there were three copper vases, handfuls of glass beads made from amethyst, corneal stone and “Egyptian Blue,” all discovered during the extensive excavation.
These are unprecedented findings.
It was highly prized commodity in the Late Minoan period, from around 1800 to 1500BCE.
Never before has such economic wealthy and prosperity been prevalent among such low-key architecture.
The constructions, too, suggest it was a very minimalist society.
Researchers say the inhabitants would have been regarded highly, and of course, heavily involved in the prosperous purple dye trade.