Tomb of Odysseus

In 1991, archeologist Lazaros Kolonas discovered a hive-shaped tomb near Poros in Kefalonia. [photos] After jewelry matching the description in Homer’s Odyssey was found there, and finding other similarities, in 2005 it was claimed that this was the tomb of Odysseus and that therefore Poros was the “Ithaca” of ancient Greece. [news article] [again]

Poros

A history of the island of Cephalonia

Guide to archeological finds in Kefalonia. The tomb is still being excavated.

First published on March 5th, 2009 at 1:42 pm (EST) and last modified on March 5th, 2009 at 1:42 pm (EST).