The Ancient City of Tenea Only Existed in Myths—Until a Team of Archaeologists Found the Real Thing in Greece

Henri Neuendorf: Artnet

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the ancient Greek city of Tenea, a place that previously existed only in myths and historical texts.

As myth has it, the Trojans built the city after the end of the Trojan War, but then it was lost for centuries—that is, until archeologist Elena Korka, director of the office for supervision of antiquaries and private archaeological collections in Greece’s ministry of culture, uncovered it last month.

Korka has been excavating the site in southern Greece since 1984, when her team unearthed a sarcophagus there. Thirty-four years later, her team made a major breakthrough: they discovered a Roman mausoleum nearby. …Read More

 

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