Kamilari

Kamilari

Kamilari is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan cemetery.

Geography

The Minoan tholos tomb is on a low hill 1.9 kilometers southwest of Hagia Triada.

Archaeology

East of the tomb were five rooms, probably added during Middle Minoan IIIA, and an area for offerings north of these rooms. Here, 500 vases were found upside down. Another 250 vases were found inside the tholos tomb.

Three clay models were found in the Late Minoan IIIA burials. One is of a group of dancers, another is two people standing in front of four seated people, and the third is of a banquet including the Minoan horns "of consecration" and doves. These artefacts are on display at the Heraklion Museum.

References

  • Swindale, Ian http://www.uk.digiserve.com/mentor/minoan/kamilari.htm Retrieved 11 February 2006

External links

  • http://www.uk.digiserve.com/mentor/minoan/kamilari.htm

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