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  • The Anavlochos range is located in Crete, in the Mirambello region, where central Crete and eastern Crete meet. It consists of a long ridge of dolomitic limestone oriented north-west/south-east, which overlooks the village of Vrachasi, built on the southern slope. The site's natural defensive character and its strategic position have often been remarked on; to the north it dominates the city of Milatos and its coastal plain, and to the south it controls the gorge of Selinari, which goes down to the port of Sissi, where an important LM IIIA-B inhabited area has been under excavation since 2007 under the auspices of the Belgian School at Athens (director: J. Driessen). It is close to the urban centre of the city of Dreros, built to the east, where the Greek archaeological service and the FSA (directors: V. Zographaki and A. Farnoux) have been carrying out new research since 2008.

    Anavlochos and the Mirambello


     
    © EfA / F. Gaignerot-Driessen

     

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    VOULA Pegadakia-6109
    Voula, Pegadakia, Thessalonikis and Larissis (O.T. 287, property of A. Fronimou - A. Mari). Mairi Giamalidi (???' ????) reports on the discovery of Classical burials. The site lies in the area of the Halai Aixonidai cemetery, where pyres, sarcophagi, larnakes, inurned cremations and tile graves have been previously discovered and been dated to the end of the 5th to the early 4th c. B.C. (?Delt 1984, 34). 10 pyres and 1 monolithic poros sarcophagus were found in this property (Figs. 1, 2). All the pyres were cut in the soft, limestone bedrock. Only two of them contained burial offerings (one lekythos each). Nevertheless, a pit for burials offerings was found, which contained numerous miniature vessels (kyathoi, phialae, plates, cups, skyphoi, lopades and incense burners). The finds date to
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