The Minoan palatial centre at Monastiraki, Amari, Crete
|A large part of the palatial centre at Monastiraki, Crete, has been unearthed since 1980 [Credit: Archaiologia]|
The architecture of the site, the evidence for urban planning and the drainage system indicate the existence of a strong central authority at Monastiraki. The dependence of Monastiraki on Phaistos can be seen in the finds, which resemble those from the Phaistos palace. The same picture is seen in the administrative organization of the site, based on the study of the hundreds of sealings found at Monastiraki. The comparative study of the Monastiraki finds and those from other Protopalatial sites in Crete have provided new evidence about the history of the island during this period.
The Seminar was held on Friday, January 18 at the Archaeological Society in Athens.
Source: Archaiologia [January 18, 2013]