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Title: Short-necked amphora of the post-palatial Mesara
Authors: Rutter, Jeremy B.
Keywords: Excavations (Archaeology) - Greece - Kommos (Crete)
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Etairia Krhtikwn Istorikwn Meletwn
Citation: Rutter, Jeremy B. ?The Short-Necked Amphora of the Post-Palatial Mesara,? Eighth International Cretological Congress, Herakleion 9-14 September 1996: 177-188.
Abstract: Renewed excavations from 1991 to 1994 at the Minoan harbor town of Kommos, located a couple of miles north of the modern resort town of Matala at the west end of the Mesara Plain of southern Crete, have focussed on greater exposure of the monumental public buildings in the southern portion of the site, partially underlying the area later occupied by a rural Greek sanctuary. The uppermost and latest of these large structures, termed Building P by the excavators, is the largest construction of the LM III period so far known from any site on Crete, measuring roughly 38.50 meters east-west by 39.60 meters north-south. Subdivided into a series of six long galleries, wide open at their western ends but otherwise apparently altogether lacking means of access, whether from the exterior or between the individual galleries, this massive structure has been persuasively identified as a ship-storage facility, a prehistoric predecessor and functional analogue of the even more imposing Venetian arsenals that are so prominent a feature of the waterfronts at the north Cretan ports of Heraklion and Khania.
Description: 18 p. : ill. - This article has been scanned and reformatted by the T-Space Digitization Project Assistant. If a researcher is interested in referencing this work, it is recommended that the citation listed above be consulted, as the page numbers of the PDF file do not match those of the original publication.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/3058
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