Near Ano Eglianos there is an amphitheatrical settlement built on a hill, in a completely different location than modern Pylos. There, at the "threshing floor of Deriziotis" or "Deriziotis Aloni" the historical excavation of the palace begun. It seems strange today to know that an enormous archaeological treasure like this was hidden behind a humble and rudimentary threshing floor. The Palace included a central building (50 x 32 m.), a Throne Room and a large Hearth. Also, the king and queen's quarters, the so-called "megaron", storage rooms, interior courtyards, an accounting and archive room, but also auxiliary spaces. The walls were decorated with wealthy in narrations frescoes and some corridors and rooms featured hidden natural lighting. A variety of colours in the light.
Pausanias was the first and the archaeologists followed in guiding us to what existed here in antiquity: at the edge of Voidokilia a natural harbour of unparallel beauty there was a settlement and a cave. Between the location Divari and the cave, lay ancient Pylos. Graves were unearthed and the first belonged to Thrasymedes, the son of Nestor. Then, in the area of Navarino bay and Voidokilia the entire civilization that we admire and investigate today developed.
But why are the discoveries of this area considered so important? One reason is that it is a complex similar to that of Mycenae and Tyrins. Then, the burial rituals and the funerary architecture offer confirmation of the affinity with the inhabitants of Argolis since they worshipped the same gods. And finally, clay tablets found here are in the Mycenaean dialect and the writing used is Linear B. The findings helped to decipher this Greek language and to reach the conclusion that the Mycenaeans were Greeks.