view of Nemea Valley  

FROM THE DIRT TO THE MUSEUM

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the National Endowment for the Humanities
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AIDONIA

 

Aidonia ("I-DON-ee-ah") is anther site with many chamber tombs.  In the cemetery there are at least 20 tombs, and most were robbed by looters. Luckily, many of the artifacts were found and brought back to Greece. 

The tombs there are much more wealthy than the ones  at Nemea (so far), with gold jewelry and other  expensive artifacts.  Also, a horse burial was found in front of one the graves.  The artifacts from Aidonia are from 1600-1200 BC (that's 3,600-3,200 years ago!)

Here we all are looking at the site:


 

 

CHAMBER TOMBS
Here is one of the many chamber tombs at Aidonia.  If you look carefully at the photo, you see a person standing in the doorway. That should help you get a sense of how big the tombs are.

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