The Tombs of Tzannata

The tomb is based on the sloping and rocky bog at Borgi and is oriented N. to B. Its particularly long and roofed mouth is 3.35 in width by 0.90-1 and 1.90 m high.
Top of the dome found sunken. The excavation revealed that it collapsed during the Venetian years, when the tomb was used as a shelter. As is usually the case with vaulted tombs, it was already occupied since antiquity.

It is deduced from the survivors that its burial use lasted from the Mycenaean to the Hellenistic years. Given the timeless use of the tomb, the burial customs, as well as the few but precious little objects – items that the excavation research has brought to light, are of interest.

The tomb has a diameter of 6.80 meters and a height of 3.95 meters and is structured in another smaller location, which had collapsed for an unknown reason around 1350 BC. The older porcelain material can be seen embedded in the dome of the younger tomb.
Of great interest are burials in built pits, deeply rooted beneath its floor, and an even more interesting one is a pit about 4 meters deep, which should probably belong to the older, smaller tomb. The central built pouch belongs to the deceased for whom the younger one was built, while the semi-demolished and built of small limestone white pockets belong to other officials in the area, who lived around the first quarter of the 12th century. e.g.

Near the vault, another built four-sided chamber tomb, which was used as an ossuary, was discovered and investigated. Its floor was covered with white pebbles, its long sides converging upwards, and the roof would be of large slabs in horizontal construction. The skeletal remains of 72 people were discovered during the search, which had been transported there with few of their cremations when the site was cleaned during the erection work of the younger archer.


Of the endowments we mention a few but important pottery specimens, some jewelry and unique stamps.
Archaeological findings of the tomb and its inclusion in the Late Helladic III-B period (1350 BC) indicate the existence of a strong Mycenaean center, probably related to Homeric Ithaca.

The location of the tomb is due to interest in the topic of the Homeric Ithaca of Poros Ger, then mayor. After all, his discovery was not made during the years 1992-1994 after an excavation. 

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