Greece uncovers ancient palace near Sparta
Archaeologists in Greece discovered what may be a Spartan palace from the ancient Mycenaean civilization.
Tablets written in Linear B script, the earliest known written language of the Greek people, were discovered within the 10-room palace.
Other parts of Mycenaean Greece have been discovered before, but this would be the first palace to be discovered near Sparta — making it a big find.
Click through to see more of the historic find:
An archaeologist who studies the Mycenaean culture told LiveScience the find will fill a big gap in the world's knowledge of Mycenaean Greece, which mysteriously disappeared around 1100 B.C.
The find comes at a delicate time for both the cash-strapped Greek government and its citizens.
And according to National Geographic, some of those citizens are turning to looting ancient Greek sites as a potential income source.
Here's to hoping Greece is able to beef up the security around the new Sparta site to keep out any would-be artifact thieves.More from AOL.com:
Auburn mom finds used syringes in park: 'We need to protect our children,' she pleads
This man's Ninja Turtle wedding wish gets retweeted 100,000 times and comes true
Mother who forgot her baby in a shopping cart breaks her silence