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Encyclopedia > Fournou Korifi

Fournou Korifi is the archaeological site of a Minoan settlement on southern Crete. Map of Minoan Crete The Minoans were a pre-Hellenic Bronze Age civilization in Crete in the Aegean Sea, flourishing from approximately 2600 to 1450 BC when it was replaced by the Mycenaean culture. ... 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. ...


Fournou Korifi was built at the top of a steep hill, with excellent views of the coast.


Fournou Korifi was first excavated in 1967 by Peter Warren.

The settlement was in use only during the Early Minoan II period. Minoan pottery is more than a useful tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. ...

Among the artefacts excavated were two weaving looms. For the graphical adventure game, see LOOM. A Turkish woman in Konya works at a traditional loom. ...

Several theories on the interpretation of the 100-room site are available from Peter Warren, Branigan and Todd Whitelaw.

External links

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



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