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Palace of Nestor
Palace of Nestor : Michelin's recommendations
Amidst fruit trees on a hill near the road from Gargalianoi to Pilos, a large protective roof shelters the foundations of the palace of "Nestor", who played a major role in the Trojan War. Found in 1939 and excavated from 1952, it dates from the Mycenaean period. Decorated with wall paintings, numerous inscribed clay tablets were found here, in linear-B script, the oldest known form of written Greek. Another rarity was the bath discovered here, the only surviving example from the period.
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