Pylos/Palace of Nestor (Messenia) 164 Ano Englianos - Πύλος

Nestor Palace/Pylos, Mycenaean palace complex, elegantly presented, at Ano Eglianos, Messenia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 37.027000
Longitude: 21.695000
Confidence: High

Place ID: 370217XNes
Time period: B
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Messinia
Mod: Ano Englianos

- Pleiades

Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Nestor Palace/Pylos in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Nestor Palace/Pylos (Πυλο...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: The palace reached the peak of its prosperity in 13th century B.C. The early years of the 12th century B.C. the palace was destroyed by fire.
In 1939, K. Kourouniotis located the site of the Palace. Professor Carl Blegen of the University of Cincinnati excavated the area. After the declaration of Second World War, the excavations recommended.
The best preserved of the Mycenaean palaces. It's a complex of various buildings. It consists of 105 ground floor apartments. It has four main buildings (SW building, central building, NE building, wine store) and some smaller ones. The most important compartments of the palace are the big rectangural 'throne room' with its circular hearth, the room with the clay bath tube and the stores with their numerous storage vessels. The walls of the palace were decorated with fine wall paintings.
The thousands of clay tablets in linear B' script found in the 'Archive' illuminate the multiple functions and transactions which took place there. These texts proof that Linear B' is the earliest known Greek script, which was dechiphered by Michael Ventris.
Wikidata ID: Q2047396
Trismegistos Geo: 61224
Manto: 10146570

Info: Odysseus

(Odysseus, Greek Ministry of Culture)

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