An introduction

As is usual when we present our excavation sites, we offer you several levels of approach to the site of Malia. You may choose any one, according to your prior knowledge of the subject, or work your way through them at your leisure.


Tp precede more specific discussions,


Two pages of general introduction:

In more detail

The chapters below will give you a more exact idea of the chronology of the excavations at Malia, as well as of the research programmes that are currently underway.

In the bibliography, you will find the reference works necessary for acquiring a deeper knowledge of the site of Malia.




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Zominthos. E. Sapouna Sakellaraki (ASA) reports on continued excavation of the site in several areas of the large building complex (Fig. 1). Excavation of room 59 was completed to the floor level on the ground floor, where fragments of pithoi and other pottery were found. In the neighbouring rooms 17 and 38 central pillars were found, while in 38 there was a metal-working kiln on the ground floor and, on the first storey, a sealstone was found. The 3 compartments of room 47 further S (also in use in more recent times) were investigated and produced: ceramics, a stone rosette used as a pin-head, 2 bronze daggers and fragments of rock crystal. In neighbouring room 37 4 column bases were found at ground level, as well as benches on the N and W sides, a steatite sealstone and an ivory fra
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