Two little news updates today: an untouched Mycenaean tomb was found in Central Greece, and on the other ide of the coin, four treasure hunters were nabbed at archaeological site.

Untouched Mycenaean tomb found in Central Greece
Untouched Mycenaean tomb found in Central Greece
An ancient Greek Mycenaean tomb was unearthed in Amfissa, central Greece, during an irrigation project that required excavation in the area. This news the Archaeological News Network reports. It is a unique finding, the first of its kind that has ever been found in West Locris and one of the few in central Greece.

The preliminary archaeological study of the findings shows that the tomb was used for more than two centuries, from the 13th to the 11th century B.C.. Within the burial chamber archaeologists found a large amount of skeletal material, which had accumulated near the surrounding walls, while a few better preserved burials were also uncovered. Furthermore, the excavation revealed forty-four vases with painted decorations, the two bronze fragmented vases, as well as gold rings, brass buttons, fragments of semi precious stones, two bronze daggers, female and animal figurines, and a large number of seals with animal, plant and linear patterns. The full scientific research regarding the recent finding will be made by a team of archaeologists and it is expected to provide new information about the archaeological and historical development of the region.

Treasure hunters nabbed at archaeological site

Four residents of Kalymnos are to face a local prosecutor after police caught them scouring an archaeological site on the southeastern Aegean island with metal detectors on Wednesday, Ekathimerini reports.

The four face charges of violating laws for the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage. Apart from the metal detectors, police confiscated digging tools, two flashlights and a camera from the four suspects.