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Agia Triada ("Holy Trinity") is a Minoan site in southern Crete, 4 km west of Phaistos, situated at the western end of the Mesara Plain. The site was not one of the "palaces" of Minoan Crete, but rather a well-to-do town, and possibly a royal villa. After the catastrophe of 1450 BC, the town was rebuilt and remained inhabited until the 2nd century BC. Later, a Roman period villa was built at the site. Nearby are two chapels, Agia Triada and Agios Georgios, built during the Venetian period, as well as the deserted village of Agia Triada, destroyed by the Turks in 1897. Foudn at the site was the famous sarcophagus of Agia Triada, now at the Archaeological Museum in Iraklion. This article concerns the holy Trinity of Christianity. ... Minoan may refer to the following: The Minoan civilization The (undeciphered) Eteocretan language The (undeciphered) Minoan language The script known as Linear A An old name for the Mycenean language before it was deciphered and discovered to be a form of Greek. ... Crete (Greek Κρήτη / Kriti; see Wiktionary: Crete for the name in other languages) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... Phaistos (Greek: Φαιστός), also Phaestos and Phaestus was an ancient city on the island of Crete. ... (Redirected from 1450 BC) Centuries: 16th century BC - 15th century BC - 14th century BC Decades: 1500s BC 1490s BC 1480s BC 1470s BC 1460s BC - 1450s BC - 1440s BC 1430s BC 1420s BC 1410s BC 1400s BC Events and Trends According to some, 1456 BC was the year that Moses... (3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) // Events 175 BCE - Antiochus IV Epiphanes, took possession of the Syrian throne, at the murder of his brother Seleucus IV Philopator, which rightly belonged to his nephew Demetrius I Soter. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For the village in Corinthia, see Heraklion, Corinthia. ...


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Agia Triada Information (130 words)
Agia Triada ("Holy Trinity") is a Minoan site in southern Crete, 4 km west of Phaistos, situated at the western end of the Mesara Plain.
Nearby are two chapels, Agia Triada and Agios Georgios, built during the Venetian period, as well as the deserted village of Agia Triada, destroyed by the Turks in 1897.
Found at the site was the famous sarcophagus of Agia Triada, now at the Archaeological Museum in Iraklion.
Agia Triada - in Lasionas (426 words)
Agia Triada is a picturesque village located within the municipality of Lasionas, towards the northern area of the prefecture of Ilia, in Crete.
The village of Agia Triada is surrounded by these beautiful natural sceneries, located next to the Peneus River and on a valley, being this a combination of factors that add an extra appealing to this destination.
Agia Triada is not only attractive by its landscapes and beauty, but also by the archaeological discoveries that were made in its territory.
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