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  • An initial excavation was undertaken in 1915 by the Greek archaeologist J. Hatzidakis, who identified in the ruins a Minoan palace similar to the one at Knossos.

    He invited the French School at Athens to carry on the research, which was done from 1922 onwards, under the direction of J. Charbonneaux and then F. Chapouthier, who completed the uncovering of the building in 1930. Investigations and additional surveys were carried out there until 1992.

    From 1930 the necropolises and the town’s residential areas (designated by letters of the Greek alphabet) were explored by the FSA’s French and foreign members.

    A systematic survey of the plain around the town was carried out in 1989.

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    Knossos Roman Geophysics-6047
    Knossos Roman Geophysics. Daniel Stewart (Leicester/BSA) and Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck/BSA) report on a second season of geophysical survey focused on Roman Knossos in order to generate a working knowledge of its urban layout to aid the understanding of extant remains and facilitate the study of the extensive collection of Roman material culture from BSA excavations retained in the Stratigraphic Museum. The 2016 season had six main aims: continued use of magnetometry over the broader survey area; targeted use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and resistivity in areas of promising results; systematic GPS mapping of known standing remains; further refinement of the orthogonal plan in the north sector of city; further exploration of the acropolis slopes; and further exploration of area surrou
    A collaborative project with the BSA.