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Trade at Minoan Kommos

“A World of Goods” Peter S. Day discusses trade at Minoan Kommos In their Downloadable paper, A WORLD OF GOODS; Transport Jars and Commodity Exchange at the Late Bronze Age Harbor of Kommos, Crete by Peter M. Day, et. al.

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Greek Myths & the Art of Words

Kate Tempest: A 21st Century London Poet Musing and Rapping on Greek myths 04 April 2015 James Stratis We can be inspired by words, the art of words as in the inspirational art of poetry. Previously1 we connected to the ancient

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James Wright: on Kommos, 2014 Open Discussion

At the 2014 annual OPEN MEETING of the American School of Classical Studies of Athens, Dr. James Wright discussed the progress made in 2014 in developing a Master Plan for Kommos, Crete. The following video fragment is excerpted with the

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Publication Logistics in the Kommos site publications

 Multidisciplinary Field Projects January 4, 2014. 1) Introduction. Excavations at Kommos in Crete were carried out in two phases, from 1976 through 1985 and from 1991 through 1996. The publication of the site consists of a series of nine preliminary

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Video – Kommos pottery at the end of Minoan phase – plenty and fade to black

Posted for James Stratis Jan Driesen of the Universite Catholique de Louvain has brought to our attention a video of Jeremy Rutter’s presentation entitled Late Minoan IIIB at Kommos : an abundance of deposits, a dearth of clear sub-phases, and

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The Egyptian gods of Kommos

Posted for James Stratis. During the fourth season of the Kommos excavation in 1979 the team from the University of Toronto, discovered, amongst other finds, two faience statues of Egyptian deities – Sekhmet (AB85) and Nefertum (AB86). The fact that

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The Kommos Virtual Reconstruction Project

By Alexander Assaf Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels. ~Nikos Kazantzakis The bright sun beat down on the plains overlooking the distant Rocky Mountains. In the midst of this landscape ouzo flowed, the crowds dined on

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A Lakonian (Minoan?) Shipwreck

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A Donation Box for Delos (& Kommos…?)

In recent news a new government, and somewhat recent news – a new freedom to spend on cultural resources from donations. Good site stewardship requires regular site maintenance, and there has never been sufficient government funds to meet all the

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Capitalizing on Existing Assets: Infrastructure and Planning

  The disappointment of the Gaddafi government’s stewardship at Cyrene An important Hellenic-Roman heritage site in eastern Libya, as recounted in a  recent Kathemerini article by M. Abbas, reminded us of the planning that the Kommos Conservancy continues to invest

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