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Tomb in Kamilari

A clay model of worshipers found in the Kamilari tomb
A clay model of worshipers found in the Kamilari tomb
This large tomb was used communally for several centuries and although it was robbed in antiquity, excavations revealed important Minoan burial customs. The tomb consisted of five small rooms and a paved patio outside the circular tomb. The tomb is thought to have had a wooden roof supported by a cement structure. The walls of the tomb are very thick and still stand two metres high.
The important finds from this tomb are displayed in the Iraklion Archaeology Museum (Room 6) and indicate the funeral rites of this time. Two of these Late Minoan Period pieces show food being offered or eaten in a ceremonial fashion and a third object shows dancing in a circle, similar to today's Cretan dancing.
 

Photos of Tomb in Kamilari:


Pentozalis Dancers from the tholos tomb at Kamilari
Pentozalis Dancers from the tholos tomb at Kamilari
The Minoan tomb circa 1700 B.C. in Kamilari
The Minoan tomb circa 1700 B.C. in Kamilari
Pentozalis Dancers from the Kamilari tomb
Pentozalis Dancers from the Kamilari tomb
A clay model of worshipers found in the Kamilari tomb
A clay model of worshipers found in the Kamilari tomb
 
Visit the area of the sight: Kamilari
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
Heraklion
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