Mycenaean grave found in Epirus

Construction work for the new Egnatia Highway south of the town of Ioannina in Epirus has revealed a richly furnished Mycenaean warrior’s grave, the Ministry of Culture said yesterday. The pit grave, found under an existing road between Pedini and Ambelia, contained a bronze sword (top) in excellent condition and preserving its ivory hilt, a bronze spearhead (bottom) and an intact clay vessel. Although frequently discovered in the south, Mycenaean graves are extremely rare in northern Greece. This one dates to the late 13th century BC.