Vaulted Tombs (15-30 min)

Vaulted Tombs (15-30 min)

Also known as “tholoi”, these Bronze age burial structures (17th-16th century BC) are characterized by the superposition of successively smaller rings of mud-bricks or stones. The oldest vaulted, or beehive, tomb discovered to date is in Messinia. From there, this type spread to other areas of Greece, particularly Argolida, Laconia and Attica.