Ένας μυκηναϊκός τάφος στο ΒελεστίνοPart of : Αρχαιογνωσία ; Vol.12, No.1-2, 2003, pages 167-179
A mycenean tomb at Velestino
In April 1979, the municipality of Velestino decided to build a large building on its property at Feres Street. In order to provide the municipality with the appropriatepermission of construction, the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities carried out a limited number of trial trenches on the site. Due to this small scale excavational survey, a great number of antiquities, which cover almost every period of the ancient life of the city of Ferae, came to light. Among them is a Mycenaean chamber tomb.This tomb was opened in the slope of a small hill just SE and in a short distance from the prehistoric acropolis of Ferae and was looted during the ancient times. It contained eight burials, one of which was a child’s one. Most of the grave offerings, which were found, were ceramic vessels. According to the oldest of them (PI. 31a-b) and in combination with the rich mythological tradition of the area one can argue that the town of Ferae belongs to the oldest Mycenaean centers of Thessaly. The use of the tomb dates from the beginning of the Late Mycenaean IIA period to the Late Mycenaean IIIA1.
τάφοι, Μαγνησία, μυκηναϊκές επιρροές