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A Guide to the Palace of Nestor, Mycenaean Sites in Its Environs, and the Chora Museum By Carl W. Blegen

A Guide to the Palace of Nestor, Mycenaean Sites in Its Environs, and the Chora Museum by Carl W. Blegen

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The classic guide to the Palace of Nestor, now illustrated in full colour, including Piet de Jong's watercolours. Expanded to include descriptions of nearby sites and those discovered as a result of recent investigations by the Pylos Regional Archaeological Survey. An appendix serves as a guide to the Chora Museum.

A Guide to the Palace of Nestor, Mycenaean Sites in Its Environs, and the Chora Museum Summary

A Guide to the Palace of Nestor, Mycenaean Sites in Its Environs, and the Chora Museum by Carl W. Blegen

In spring 1939, as the prospect of war loomed, a joint Greek-American archaeological expedition began excavation on the hill of Epano Englianos, high above the modern town of Pylos in southwest Greece. Almost immediately more than 600 tablets bearing inscriptions in Linear B script were uncovered, as well as stone walls, fragments of frescoes, and stucco floors. The discoveries were kept secret during the war years and it was only in 1952 that the project could return to uncover, over 15 seasons, the Mycenaean building now know as the Palace of Nestor. This beautifully illustrated color guide surveys the buildings and objects discovered and reconstructs life in the citadel and its associated tombs. It also describes the surrounding landscape, using evidence uncovered by the Pylos Regional Archaeology Project which surveyed the wider area around the palace between 1992 and 1995.

About Carl W. Blegen

Jack L. Davis is Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. John Bennet is Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

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A Guide to the Palace of Nestor, Mycenaean Sites in Its Environs, and the Chora Museum by Carl W. Blegen
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American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2001-11-21
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