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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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    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - R1455-006

    Sujet : vase attique Matériau : argile Technique : tourné cat.style : figure noir état de conservation : fragment
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

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    ATHENS - Monastiriou-6115
    Athens, Monastiriou 6-8 (property of Manasaki). Konstantina Lymperopoulou (?' ????) reports on the discovery of a stretch of the ancient road leading from the asty to the Academy of Plato and 7 burials (Fig. 1). The road had two 5th-century B.C. phases (one prior to the middle of the century and one after), and appears to have remained in use until the 2nd c. B.C. A drain runs parallel to the road. The latter was damaged by a modern well. Finally 1 inurned cremation, 4 tile graves and 2 cist graves were found. Apart from one burial, dated to the 1st c. A.D., all others contained no burial offerings and cannot be dated.
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