Location: Greece        Length: 10 min

In the 1970s, near the Greek village of Aidonia, a mule fell into a hole. Upon rescuing the animal, villagers discovered a rare golden treasure buried amidst a group of skeletons. A few years later, archaeologists arrived at the looted site. Sixteen of the 18 tombs already had been emptied, but a small stash of jewelry had been overlooked by the tomb robbers. Later, a collection of Mycenaean jewelry went up for sale at an auction house in New York City. This is the story of the plunder of Mycenaean tombs and of the recovery of a treasure made of gold.

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Aidonia Treasure (Trafficking Culture)

Aidonia Treasure – Greece and Ward Gallery (University of Geneva)

Mycenaean Age (1600-1100 BC) (University Press, Inc.)

Witness the Past (Technological Educational Institute of Athens)

Witness the Past Lesson Plan: “A Treasure of Gold” (PDF) (Anemon Productions)