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  • The Minoan site of Malia is located in a coastal plain in northern Crete, 30km east of Heraklion, at the foot of the Selena range.

    A town, bordered to the northwest by coastal cliffs, to the east by limestone outcrops, and to the southwest by the current beach, developed around a Bronze Age palace on a small hill.

    The town must therefore have included a port, but so far no port facilities have been found on the coast.

    Malia is one of the four major Minoan palaces discovered on Crete (along with the buildings at Knossos, Phaistos and Zakros), but is also the palatial town of which we currently have the best knowledge: several areas of housing, some roads, and necropolises have been explored.

    Sections of a thick wall, deemed to be a fortification wall, have been excavated in several locations around the town.

    Conversely, ‘Malia’ is the name of the modern village, of which the ancient name is unknown.

    © EfA / Maia Pomadère and Julien Zurbach

     

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

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    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - R1765-011

    Sujet : vase Matériau : argile Technique : tourné, Categorie : figure noire, Fragment : panse, Origine : Attique,
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    ATHENS - AGORA-6135
    Athens, Ancient Agora. John Camp (ASCSA) reports on continued excavation at the northwest corner of the agora square (Sections ?? and ??), in and around the classical building identified as the Painted (Poikile) Stoa. Some additional work was done also near the southwest corner of the agora square (Section OO), just north of an area known to us as the 'Industrial District' (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4). In Beta Theta East they dug deep deposits of fill dating from the period of abandonment of this area between the 5th and 9th c. AD (Figs. 1, 2, 5). In several places they encountered large deposits of broken rooftiles which seem to have been brought from elsewhere and discarded there, outside the city walls. In this same Late Roman fill overlying the Eridanos river, they recovered a marble portrait h
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