TOMBS MOURIATADHA THOLOS Seven kilometres northeast of the seaside town of Kyparissia, at an altitude of 280 metres, is the village of Mouriatadha, one of the oldest towns in Messinia referred to in Homer as having sent ships to Troy. A few kilometres further north is a neglected archaeological site. Judging by the broken ceramics underfoot, it was an ancient settlement hosting a vaulted tomb. How old? Nobody seems to know. No Mycenaean remains were found in the chamber - only animal bones. However, under the floor - protected by stone slabs - were the bones of a child.