Tag: Kommos

Foreigners at Cretan Entry Ports

An update to issues represented in our  24 February 2011 article “The Chinese are Coming”  01 November 2016   by James C. Stratis It was five years ago that we posted the blog “The Chinese are Coming”1, a title which mimics the British

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Trade at Minoan Kommos

“A World of Goods” by Peter M. Day, Jeremy B Rutter, Patrick S. Quinn, and Vassilis Kilikoglou  20 July 2016         Introduction by R. C. Bigelow  In their 2011 Downloadable paper, A WORLD OF GOODS; Transport Jars and Commodity

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Kommos and Myths

Poetry and Art with further musings on the ancient stories in the context of the Cretan Bronze Age  09 December 2015            Introduction by R. C. Bigelow Kate Tempest’s poem, Icarus, is a dynamic, interesting, and

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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     by James C. Stratis We can be inspired by words, the art of words as in the inspirational art of poetry. Previously1

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James Wright: on Kommos, 2014 Open Discussion

Kommos Archaeological Site Master Planning Coordination 14 March 2014       by ASCSA Director James Wright At the 2014 annual OPEN MEETING of the American School of Classical Studies of Athens, Dr. James Wright discussed the progress made in

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Publication Logistics in the Kommos site publications

 Multidisciplinary Field Projects January 4, 2014     by Joseph W. Shaw 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

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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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The Chinese Are Coming

We learned from an article in Ekathemerini on 24 February 2011 that Greece has committed to evacuating 15,000 Chinese from Libya, which is south of Kommos across the sea. This is another sign of the intergovernmental cooperation that is so

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Summer Work Season Plan

The American and European economic downturns have caused a postponement of the previously planned continuation of the Master Plan development for construction documents ( efarmogis –εφαρμογις) and the necessary government Ministry of Culture and Tourism ( Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού)

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