April 17, 2024



Archaeologists Excavate Earliest Greek Iron Age House Ever Found in Thorikos

Ancient Origins


A team of archaeologists got quite the surprise when they were digging at a well-established Mycenaean site in Greece located south of Athens. While performing excavations near Thorikos, the researchers from the University of Göttingen in Germany unearthed the ruins of a large house dating back to the 9th or 10th centuries BC – the Greek Iron Age.

Some tremendously ancient ruins have been found on the Attica Peninsula around Athens. But this is the oldest still-standing structure of any type from this time period that has been found in the region.

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