Achladia

Achladia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Achladia is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan villa on eastern Crete. The ancient Minoan excavation site is 3 kilometers northeast of the Achladia village, south of Sitia. From the hill on which the houses stand, there is a view of the valley which drains into the Bay of Sitia, as well as the shoreline of the Ornon mountains' northeast spur. Achladia was first excavated in 1939 by Nicolas Platon. He conducted subsequent excavations here in 1952 and 1959. The site is a large building with an area of 270 square meters referred to as House A and a smaller building nearby called House B. Two other Minoan buildings were also found nearby, but were only partially excavated. House A overlooks the entire bay of Siteia. There is some dispute about the period of use - Nicolas Platon believed that it was built during MMIII, but Lefteris Platon believes there is enough evidence to support the presence of a light well and polythyra (pier-and-door partition), both Late Minoan architectural features. If this is true, then the building would have been constructed during LMIB.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135758918
  • 9786135758917