Category Archives: Crete

Newly Discovered Fortifications on Crete Challenge – But Do Not Debunk – the Theory of a Peaceful Minoan Civilization

Archaeologists last week announced the discovery of a fortification system at Gournia, a Minoan town on the island of Crete, finally providing tangible proof that the Minoan civilization was not without conflict. Various scholars since the early 20th century have … Continue reading

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Tombs of Priestess Dynasty Excavated in Crete

A report was recently released in Archaeology Magazine detailing the discovery last summer of tombs in Crete containing a high priestess of Zeus and three acolytes. Previous findings included cremated remains of other priestesses buried together in pithoi jars. According … Continue reading

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