Tumulus at Dardanos


  • Grave or burial field
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)




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Rhoiteion - Rhoeteum

Ancient Greek city in Troas.

Çanakkale Archaeological Museum

Çanakkale Archaeological Museum


Surroundings (Panoramio)


The tumulus at Dardanos is a stone tomb hidden under an artificial mound. The tomb consists of a corridor, a vestibule, and a burial chamber. The uncovered corridor (so-called dromos) was built of stone blocks. The passage is separated from the vestibule (foyer) by the entrance in the shape of a trapezoid. Between the vestibule and the burial chamber, there is another door opening, this time - a rectangular one. The tomb is oriented along the north-west to south-east axis, and it measures 12.40 meters in length. The height of the burial chamber is 3.45 meters, and the vestibule is slightly lower. According to the inscription it was a burial of Skamaandrios a citizen of Daradnos in the Sixth century BC. The tomb was equipped with approximately 470 grave gifts, including terracotta figurines (Aphrodite), oil lamps and perfume bottles, alabastra for fragrant ointments, pieces of woolen clothing, bone buttons, some fragments of leather sandals, baskets,  musical instruments, and fragments of furniture. The golden treasures are housed in Canakkale archaeological Museum.


  1. Nurten Sevinç et Mikhail: Treister, Metalwork from the Dardanos Tumulus, Studia Troica 13, 2003, pp. 215–260.
  2. Michail Yu Treister: Hammering Techniques in Greek and Roman Jewellery and Toreutics, Brill 2001, p. 179
  3. M.Treister, Metal Vessels from Dardanos in: A. Giumlia-Mair (ed.), I Bronzi antichi: Produzioni e tecnologia. Atti del XV Congresso Internazionale sui Bronzi Antichi (Instrumentum Monographies 21) (Montagnac), 2002, pp. 354-362