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Menidi Tholos, August 2012 | by 5telios
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Menidi Tholos, August 2012

The Tholos Tomb at Menidi is an impressive example of the impressive Late Helladic tomb type associated with the royal burials of Late Bronze Age mainland Greece.

 

It is one of three (arguably four) such tombs in Attika and displays a unique innovation in that the relieving triangle is replaced with the jenga-like grille of lintel stones.

 

The tomb itself is one of the larger examples in Greece and was reasonably unplundered when excavated, at least as far as non-metal objects were concerned. The finds are in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

 

It now sits in the Acharnes municipality in part of Athens hardest hit by the 1999 Mount Parnes earthquake.

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Taken on August 30, 2012