Vasiliki is the name of a village in the municipality of Ierapetra on Crete, and the name of the nearby Minoan archeological site. The site took its name from the village. Ierapetra is a municipality and a town in the east of the Greek island of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. ... Crete (Greek ÎÏÎ®ÏÎ· / 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. ... 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. ...
Vasiliki lies on a small hill in the north of the Ierapetra isthmus. The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ...
Vasiliki was first excavated 1903-1906 by American archaeologist R. B. Seager. Nicolas Platon continued excavations in 1953. In 1970, A. A. Zois began meticulous work that lasted until 1982, and returned to the site again in 1990 to continue the work.
The Minoan village was in use from EMIIA to LMIA. A nearby tomb from LMIII was once discovered, but the location has not been rediscovered. Minoan pottery is more than a useful tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. ... Minoan pottery is more than a useful tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. ... Minoan pottery is more than a useful tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. ...
The site includes houses, many Vasiliki-ware pottery finds and a paved courtyard. Minoan pottery is more than a useful tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. ...
Swindale, Ian http://www.uk.digiserve.com/mentor/minoan/vasiliki.htm Retrieved 2 February 2006
This isthmus is a short band of low-lying land some 11 kilometres in length stretching from the north coast of Crete in the bay of Mirabello to the Libyan sea to the south.
Vasiliki was a typical Minoan village which, despite being destroyed by fire on a number of occasions, remained in use throughout most of the Minoan period.
The first examples of Vasiliki Ware are to be found in East Crete in EM IIA but it is in the next period, EM IIB, that it becomes the dominant form among the fine wares throughout eastern and southern Crete.
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