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Minoan Cemetery in Epano Arhanes

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The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
In the location of Fourni (signpost at the main square), three well-preserved tholos tombs of the Postpalatial Period were discovered. One of them was a royal tomb containing 140 pieces of gold jewellery now displayed in the Iraklion Museum. The tomb has a very long dromos (entry road), possibly the longest in Crete. This Minoan cemetery was used for several centuries and has revealed much about burial practices. Within the cemetery compound there are buildings which show evidence of occupation, possibly by caretakers of the dead.
 

Photos of Minoan Cemetery in Epano Arhanes:


The tholos tomb in Arhanes
The tholos tomb in Arhanes
Graves in the Minoan cemetery in Arhanes
Graves in the Minoan cemetery in Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The tholos tomb in Arhanes
The tholos tomb in Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
The Minoan cemetery above the town of Arhanes
 
Visit the area of the sight: Epano Archanes
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
Heraklion
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