Myrsinochori is about 7 kilometres southeast of Chora.
Excavations that took place at the Routsi location, at the archaeological site of Myrsinochori in Messinia, revealed two vaulted tombs of the early Mycenaean period.
The first tomb in the archaeological site of Myrsinochori had been seized, but some findings have been saved.
In contrast, the second vaulted tomb in the archaeological site of Myrsinochori was found intact. It contained a number of family burials spanning two or three generations. The last burial was in the middle of the floor of the tomb, on a bed or rug, hastily made, in a red or blue colour. The deceased was a warrior killed in battle as ten swords and leather pouches were found near him. Six more faces were buried in two box-shaped graves beneath the floor, surrounded by older artifacts.
The two vaulted tombs at the archaeological site of Myrsinochori, which were small in diameter (about 5 m), probably contained the burials of a group of local officials or landlords, quite wealthy, as the impressive findings show, including one of the largest surviving swords of Mycenaean Greece.
In the archaeological site of Myrsinochori two tombs with box-shaped graves, dating back to the Middle Helladic era, have also been found. It seems that a strong settlement had already been developed in the 17th century. B.C. at this place, whose decline took place later, in the 13th century. B.C. when the Palace of Nestor started developing.