The Hagia Photia Cemetery I: The Tomb Groups and Architecture (Prehistory Monographs)

The Hagia Photia Cemetery takes its identify from the close by village at the northeast coast of Crete, five km east of recent Siteia. this huge Early Minoan burial floor with over fifteen hundred Cycladic imports was once came across in 1971. a complete of 263 tombs have been excavated as a rescue excavation in 1971 and 1984. one of the 1800 artefacts are a number of the earliest recognized Cretan discoveries of a number of forms: the grave items come generally from the Kampos crew, an assemblage of artefacts identified often from the Cyclades. equally, the tombs symbolize an architectural type and a sequence of burial customs which are international to Crete yet wide-spread from in other places in the Aegean. in truth, the cemetery has such shut parallels from the Cyclades that it has frequently been considered as a Cycladic colony. The burial contents are a very attention-grabbing physique of facts for the examine of the formative stages of Minoan Crete.

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Four, Sherds; eighty two. five, round pyxis, HN 3717. sixty seven. 4/67. three determine 151. collection of vases from Tomb sixty seven (scale 1:6). sixty eight HAGIA PHOTIA CEMETERY I Tomb sixty eight (Figs. 152–154) Tomb sixty eight, an oblong burial chamber, had a doorway orientated towards the northeast. The vestibule for this outfitted tomb couldn't be traced. The intensity was once 1. 00 m. The reveals incorporated four vases, four obsidian blades, and additional lids, together with a lid for a triple kernos without vessel to check. variety of vessels: four plus four lids Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 2 bowls: sixty eight. 5+65. 6/HN 3020; sixty eight. 10/HN 3022 1 conical pyxis on stand: sixty eight. 2/HN 3017 1 round pyxis: sixty eight. 9/HN 3021 sixty eight. 2 sixty eight. 5+65. 6 three lids for conical or round pyxides: sixty eight. 1/HN 3016 (Siteia 9182); sixty eight. 4/HN 3019; sixty eight. 11/HN 3023 1 triple lid for a conical or round pyxis kernos: sixty eight. 3/HN 3018 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Conical pyxis (3 sherds) Obsidian: four blades: HN 3024, nos. 1–4 sixty eight. nine determine 152. number of vases from Tomb sixty eight (scale 1:6). determine 154. Plan of Tomb sixty eight: sixty eight. 1, Lid, HN 3016; sixty eight. 2, Conical pyxis on stand, HN 3017; sixty eight. three, Triple lid, HN 3018; sixty eight. four, Lid, HN 3019; sixty eight. five, a part of bowl, HN 3020; sixty eight. 6, a part of bowl, HN 3020; sixty eight. 7, Sherd; sixty eight. eight, Sherd; sixty eight. nine, round pyxis, HN 3021; sixty eight. 10, Bowl, HN 3022; sixty eight. eleven, Lid, HN 3023; sixty eight. 12, Sherd. determine 153. photo of Tomb sixty eight. THE TOMB teams sixty nine Tomb sixty nine (Figs. 155–156) Tomb sixty nine, a equipped tomb, had a rounded burial chamber with a doorway orientated towards the southeast. The antechamber was once formed within the similar method. The intensity was once zero. eighty m. unearths incorporated four vases, 1 lid, and a couple of obsidian blades. variety of vessels: four plus 1 lid Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bowl with tab deal with: sixty nine. 3/HN 3011 1 round pyxis: sixty nine. 1/HN 3009 1 round pyxis with lid: sixty nine. 2/69. 6/HN 3010/3014 (Siteia 9192) 1 lid for conical or round pyxis: sixty nine. 4/HN 3012 1 bottle: sixty nine. 5/HN 3013 Obsidian: 2 blades: HN 3015, nos. 1–2 sixty nine. 1 sixty nine. three sixty nine. 2/69. 6 determine 156. Plan of Tomb sixty nine: sixty nine. 1, round pyxis, HN 3009; sixty nine. 2, round pyxis, HN 3010; sixty nine. three, Bowl, HN 3011; sixty nine. four, Lid, HN 3012; sixty nine. five, Bottle, HN 3013; sixty nine. 6, Lid for round pyxis HN 3010, HN 3014; sixty nine. 7, Sherds. sixty nine. five determine a hundred and fifty five. choice of vases from Tomb sixty nine (scale 1:6). Tomb 70 (Figs. 157–158) the oblong burial chamber of this equipped tomb had a rounded form on the southwest and a doorway on the northeast. Its intensity was once 1. 00 m. The antechamber was once formed just like the burial chamber. reveals incorporated 10 vases, a lid, 1 copper dagger, and six obsidian blades. variety of vessels: 10 plus 1 lid Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 2 bowls with tab handles: 70. 2/HN 3073; 70. 7/HN 3078 2 conical pyxides: 70. 6/HN 3077; 70. 8/HN 3079 2 round pyxides: 70. 5/HN 3076; 70. 10/HN 3081 2 round pyxides with lids: 70. 4/70. 14/HN 3075/ 3084; 70. 11/70. 12/HN 3082/3083 1 lid for conical or round pyxis: 70. 9/HN 3080 1 bottle: 70. 1/HN 3072 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Lid for conical or round pyxis (1 sherd) Misc. (1 sherd) Miscellaneous pottery sessions: 1 phiali: 70. 3/HN 3074 Copper: 1 dagger: 70. 15/HN 4659 Obsidian: 6 blades: HN 3085, nos.

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