This is a video from Mycenae, called the Treasury of Atreus.
Associated Press reports:
3,000-Year-Old Tomb Found on Greek Island
Nicholas Paphitis in Athens, Greece
March 6, 2008
Road construction on the western Greek island of Lefkáda has uncovered and partially destroyed an important tomb with artifacts dating back more than 3,000 years, officials said on Wednesday.
The discovery could reopen debate on a major prehistoric puzzle—where the homeland of Homer’s legendary hero Odysseus was located.
The find is a miniature version of the large, opulent tombs built by the rulers of Greece during the Mycenaean era, which ended around 1100 B.C.
Although dozens have been found in the mainland and on Crete (Kríti), the underground, beehive-shaped monuments are very rare in the western Ionian Sea islands, and previously unknown on Lefkáda.
Bronze Age on Lefkáda
“This is a very important find for the area, because until now we had next to no evidence on Mycenaean presence on Lefkáda,” excavator Maria Stavropoulou-Gatsi told the Associated Press.
Stavropoulou-Gatsi said the tomb was unearthed about a month ago by a bulldozer, during road construction work.
“Unfortunately, the driver caused significant damage,” she said.
She said the tomb contained several human skeletons, as well as smashed pottery, two seal stones, beads made of semiprecious stones, copper implements, and clay loom weights.
It appeared to have been plundered during antiquity.
With a nine-foot (three-meter) diameter, the tomb is very small compared to others, such as the Tomb of Atreus in Mycenae, which was more than 46 feet (14 meters) across and built of stones weighing up to 120 tons.
But it could revive scholarly debate on the location of Odysseus’ Ithaca mentioned in Homer’s poems—which are believed to be loosely based on Mycenaean-era events.
While the nearby island of Itháki is generally identified as the hero’s kingdom, other theories have proposed Lefkáda or neighboring Kefaloniá (Cephalonia).
Stavropoulou-Gatsi said the discovery might cause excitement on Lefkáda but it was too soon for any speculation on Odysseus.
“I think it is much too early to engage in such discussion. The location of Homer’s Ithaca is a very complex issue,” she said.
Mycenaean town discovered: here.