Pylos was a significant Mycenaean Bronze Age city located in the region of Messenia,
Greece. The site is situated on the hill of Ano Englianos and during its Late Bronze Age occupation between c. 1600-1200 BCE it covered a maximum area of 200-300,000 square metres (20-30 hectares). Pylos has provided the largest collection of Linear B tablets on the mainland and is the best-preserved palatial centre of the Mycenaean Civilization. In mythology, Pylos was the home of the son of Poseidon; Neleus, and his son Nestor.

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