ATHENS, Greece- Archaeologist Christofilis Maggidis believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne from Mycenae.
Mycenae is most recognized from its role in ancient mythology and the Trojan War.
The recovered piece of worked limestone was discovered two years ago in a streambed that, Maggidis claims, was the site where the palace partially collapsed after an earthquake in 1200 B.C.
The Greek Culture Ministry officials have cited a separate study that ruled the chunk to be part of a stone basin.
But the archaeologist counters the find was unmistakably made for sitting on, and as it is made of porous stone, would be useless as a basin.
“In our opinion, this is one of the most emblematic and significant finds from the Mycenaean era,” Maggidis said.