Transactions of the Free Museum of Science and Art (University Museum) Volume 1-2

Transactions of the Free Museum of Science and Art (University Museum) Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... peiiod bears out this conclusion, but the question can be settled only by a thoroughgoing comparison of the two wares, which is impossible until the early geometric pottery from Knossos shall have been more fully published. EDITH H. HALL. The Kephala of Vasiliki is a low limestone ridge rising in the center of the narrow valley between the abrupt mountain chains which bound the Isthmus of Hierapetra on the east and west. In prehistoric times the settlement of Gournia was without doubt the port of traffic for the trade which must have crossed the Isthmus at that time, as well as in the classical period; and in so fertile a valley surrounded by rugged and inhospitable country, it is only natural that we should find the remains of numerous settlements. The Kephala lies in a direct line some two miles from Gournia and rather less from the little haven of Pachyammos, where we lived during the excavating season. On the north and west the rock forms a cliff some fifteen feet high, while on the other sides the hill slopes sharply down to the bed of a torrent which for the greater part of the year is dry. Commanding the entire valley. and directly above the present Hierapetra road, which must in all times have followed much the same route that it does to-day, this hill was suited in every respect for an early settlement, and the numerous stone celts and sherds constantly turned up on the surface led us, in 1903, to make a trial excavation near the summit where a piece of wall of large and roughly dressed stones showed above the soil. In three days we cleared part of a Mycenaean house of the Gournia period, lying close to the above mentioned wall. Behind this wall we were disappointed to find that the ground had been disturbed long before, and a...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803426
  • 9781236803429