The Hagia Photia Cemetery I: The Tomb Groups and Architecture (Prehistory Monographs)

The Hagia Photia Cemetery takes its identify from the within reach village at the northeast coast of Crete, five km east of recent Siteia. this huge Early Minoan burial flooring with over fifteen hundred Cycladic imports was once stumbled on in 1971. a complete of 263 tombs have been excavated as a rescue excavation in 1971 and 1984. one of the 1800 artefacts are the various earliest recognized Cretan discoveries of a number of kinds: the grave items come quite often from the Kampos team, an assemblage of artefacts identified ordinarily from the Cyclades. equally, the tombs signify an architectural variety and a sequence of burial customs which are international to Crete yet everyday from in other places in the Aegean. in reality, the cemetery has such shut parallels from the Cyclades that it has frequently been considered as a Cycladic colony. The burial contents are a very attention-grabbing physique of facts for the learn of the formative levels of Minoan Crete.

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1–7 seventy four. three 1:9 seventy four. five seventy five. five determine 166. choice of vases from Tombs seventy four and seventy five (scale 1:6 except marked otherwise). determine 167. Plan of Tomb seventy four: seventy four. 1, Conical pyxis, HN 3321; seventy four. 2, Lid for HN 3321, HN 3322; seventy four. three, round pyxis on stand, HN 3323; seventy four. four, Lid, HN 3324; seventy four. five, Bowl, HN 3325; seventy four. 6, Bowl, HN 3326. Tomb seventy five (Figs. 166, 168) the entrance for Tomb seventy five, a equipped tomb, was once orientated towards the southeast. Its burial chamber was once oblong. The intensity was once zero. sixty one m. just a couple of unearths got here from this tomb (1 vase and nine obsidian blades). variety of vessels: 1 Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 conical pyxis kernos: seventy five. 5/HN 4192 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: round pyxis (4 sherds) Misc. (14 sherds) Obsidian: nine blades: HN 4193, nos. 1–6, 7 (Siteia), 8–9 THE TOMB teams seventy five determine 168. Plan of Tomb seventy five: seventy five. 1, Sherd; seventy five. 2, Sherd; seventy five. three, Sherd; seventy five. four, Sherd; seventy five. five, Kernos, HN 4192. Tomb seventy six (Fig. 169) This equipped tomb had an oblong burial chamber (depth zero. 70 m) and a doorway in a single of its lengthy facets. The door used to be towards the southeast. The vestibule was once no longer traced. The tomb were plundered (only sherds and a couple of obsidian blades have been present). variety of vessels: unknown (0 preserved) Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Misc. (16 sherds) Obsidian: 2 blades: HN 4254, nos. 1–2 determine 169. Plan of Tomb seventy six. seventy six HAGIA PHOTIA CEMETERY I Tomb seventy seven (Fig. a hundred and seventy) Tomb seventy seven, with a intensity of zero. eighty m, had an oblong burial chamber with somewhat rounded ends. Its door was once orientated towards the southwest, an strange orientation for this cemetery. The outlines of the vestibule couldn't be traced. The equipped tomb were plundered, yet sherds have been mended to shape a bottle. just one obsidian blade used to be additionally came upon. variety of vessels: unknown (1 preserved) Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bottle: seventy seven. 1/HN 4939 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Misc. (1 sherd) Obsidian: 1 blade: HN 4940 determine one hundred seventy. Plan of Tomb seventy seven: seventy seven. 1, Sherds of bottle, HN 4939; seventy seven. 2, Sherds. Tomb seventy eight (Figs. 171–173) Tomb seventy eight had a doorway orientated to the east. the oblong burial chamber of this outfitted tomb was once strange in plan since it had squared corners on the south yet rounded ones on the north. Its intensity was once zero. sixty five m. The vestibule’s plan couldn't be traced. reveals integrated 6 vases, 2 lids, and five obsidian blades. variety of vessels: 6 plus 2 lids Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bowl with tab deal with: seventy eight. 9/HN 3397 four conical pyxides: seventy eight. 2/HN 3393; seventy eight. 6/HN 3395; seventy eight. 10/HN 3398; seventy eight. 11/HN 3399 2 lids for conical or round pyxides: seventy eight. 1/HN 3392; seventy eight. 7/HN 3396 1 round spool pyxis: seventy eight. 3/HN 3394 (Siteia 9188) Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Conical pyxis (2 sherds) Pyxis, jar, or kernos on stand (2 sherds) Bottle (4 sherds) Obsidian: five blades: HN 3400, nos. 1–5 seventy eight. 2 determine 171. photo of Tomb seventy eight. seventy eight. three seventy eight. nine determine 172. collection of vases from Tomb seventy eight (scale 1:6). THE TOMB teams seventy seven determine 173. Plan of Tomb seventy eight: seventy eight. 1, Lid, HN 3392; seventy eight. 2, Conical pyxis, HN 3393; seventy eight. three, Spool pyxis, HN 3394; seventy eight. four, Sherds; seventy eight. five, Sherds; seventy eight.

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