Intact Minoan Tomb Discovered in Crete (photos)



Greek archaeologists uncovered an intact chamber tomb dating from the late Minoan period near the town of Ierapetra, eastern Crete, the ministry of culture announced on Thursday.

The tomb was discovered at a depth of more than 2.5 meters in an olive grove.

The access to the tomb was made by a vertical channel while the entrance was sealed by clay.

The inside of the tomb was divided into three chambers where archaeologists discovered two skeletons of male adults as well as pottery.

Based on the ceramic typology, and according to initial estimates, the tomb can be dated to the late Minoan period, approximately between 1400 to 1200 BC.