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]


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).

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