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ARCHEOLOGICAL PLACES PIRGOU AND VATHIA

Profitis Ilias - Venerato Region

Arthur Evans in the early 20th century, buildings and relics relics discovered tombs near the ruined Tower and village next to a heat source, such as States. The tombs contained earthen urns and other artifacts, such as beads of carnelian, amethyst and faience, which date back to the LM I period, while according to the same from here was passing by the ancient Minoan road connecting the North Island with the South.

A. Evans does not accurately determines the location, but finds ancient buildings and excavate post-I tomb with the above findings, beside visible then parts of the ancient pathway. It seems, however, that the Minoan road broadly followed the same path followed by travelers and for the next hundred years until the mid-20th century, when it became the new formulation of the important for the economy and communication this bustling street. Of course, the area is next to systematically and was inhabited during the Minoan period, while today many locations have been identified but have not investigated significantly. In position "Stou Vathia" and on a hill that dominates over the ancient Minoan road has identified Rocky roofing with vascular prwtominwikwn years group (3200-2100 BC), as well as Late Minoan I - Middle Minoan III settlement (1700-1450 BC) tombs and Late Minoan III (1400-1100 BC).

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