Konstantinos Politis

A Long History with Death. Amid the tossed and tortuous landscape of Zoar, Politis has uncovered tombs that span the ages, including many large, well-built Early Bronze Age I–II (c. 3100–2600 B.C.) cist tombs lined with small field stones and covered with massive stone slabs. While some of these tombs have survived largely intact (such as the two in the center of the photograph), most have been robbed and destroyed by looters, leaving behind only scattered stones, open cavities and mounds of upturned soil.