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Vaulted Mycenaean tomb "Lamiospito" (14th century BC)

VIDEO - Dimini whole has given the most complete picture of a Neolithic settlement until today. The archaeological site was originally known for the remains of a Neolithic settlement on the hill. The pottery found was the basis for dating subperiods Late Neolithic throughout the Greek world. Considerable debate has developed on the operation of the circular enclosures surrounding the settlement. The last year has revealed a very important large Mycenaean settlement, identified with the ancient Iolkos. Excavated well built houses on either side of a large road In the Neolithic settlement was excavated mainly in the beginning of the century by V. Stai and Ch. Tsounta (1901 - 1903). Excavated in 1901 by B. Stai tholos tomb on the hill. The vaulted grave, known as "Lamiospito" was excavated in 1886 by Lolling and Wolters. In 1977 continued the excavation of a Neolithic settlement from Prof. G. Chourmouziadi. In 1980 began the excavation of the Mycenaean settlement of the North-Adrimi Sismani, which continues today. The most important monuments of Dimini are: The well-organized settlement of the Late Neolithic. Located 5 km SW of Volos and is built with an early urban perception. He has excavated extensively. The houses were excavated on the hill, surrounded by enclosures are built in pairs around the hill. Inhabited by the end of the fifth millennium BC Southwest of the hill with the Neolithic remains in an area of ​​over 100 acres of recently discovered the most important remains of the Mycenaean settlement of the region, which, according to the excavator - identified as ancient Iolkos. "Megaroid" homes built with the same orientation on either side of a wide road. The settlement dates back to the 15th-12th century BC. Vaulted Mycenaean tomb. Located in the northwest of the hill with the Neolithic settlement. Should be attributed to the kings of the Mycenaean settlement. It is large, well built, with a relieving triangle and a built shrine inside. The upper part of the structure has collapsed. Dated to the Late Helladic IIIB2 period (the second half of the 13th century BC). Vaulted Mycenaean tomb ("Lamiospito"). Is 300. west of the hill with the Neolithic settlement. Survives in better condition than the previous one. Although had plundered rich finds, including gold jewelry, beads and necklaces of glass, ivory fittings and bronze weapons. Dated the HR IIIA2 period (the second half of the 14th century BC).

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  • Uploaded on September 21, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33
    • Taken on 2012/09/21 10:13:48