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Administrative Region : Peloponnese
Regional unit : Messinia

Iklaina (Greek: Ίκλαινα) is a historic village in the municipal unit of Pylos, Messenia, Greece. It is situated in low hills, approximately 10 km to the northeast of the town of Pylos. Important archaeological remains of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600-1100 BC) period have been brought to light through excavations and surface survey by the Athens Archaeological Society and the University of Missouri–St. Louis under the direction of Professor Michael Cosmopoulos. The finds include an early Mycenaean palace, giant terrace walls, murals, an advanced drainage system, and a clay tablet from between 1450 and 1350 B.C. featuring an early example of Linear B writing.[1] Other periods represented are the Late Classical and the Byzantine.

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Historical population
Year Population
1981 352
1991 342
2001 361

^ "Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe". [National Geographic (magazine). March 30, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.

External links

Website of the Iklaina Archaeological Project - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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