The University of Groningen is initiating research entitled Before Menelaus: Social Change in Early Mycenaean Ayios Vasilios. Since 2009 its archaeologists have been investigating the area of Ayios Vasilios in Greece. They have identified this area as the location of the palace of the Mycenaean Laconia, a historic region of Greek antiquity. One of the discoveries is an old cemetery from the time of the first construction phase of the complex. By supporting this research Ammodo aims to contribute to the gaining of a better understanding of the early phases of the Mycenaean period (circa 1700 to 1500 B.C.) and the unlocking of this cultural heritage.
Excavating a prehistoric cemetery, 2016