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Ruins of Mycenaean palace discovered near Sparta

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a palace from the Mycenaean era near Sparta in Greece.

Ancient Sparta, Greece.
Ancient Sparta, Greece. Image by Karl Baron / CC BY 2.0

The palace dates back to the 17th or 16th century BC and it had around ten rooms. Objects unearthed at the site include fragments of murals, clay figurines and swords. Also of major importance is the discovery of inscriptions on tablets in Linear B script, which is the oldest script discovered in Europe and only deciphered in mid-20th century. Read more: theguardian.com