The Hagia Photia Cemetery takes its identify from the within sight village at the northeast coast of Crete, five km east of recent Siteia. this massive Early Minoan burial floor with over fifteen hundred Cycladic imports was once chanced on in 1971. a complete of 263 tombs have been excavated as a rescue excavation in 1971 and 1984. one of the 1800 artefacts are a few of the earliest recognized Cretan discoveries of a number of varieties: the grave items come quite often from the Kampos team, an assemblage of artefacts identified generally from the Cyclades. equally, the tombs signify an architectural type and a sequence of burial customs which are overseas to Crete yet usual from in different places in the Aegean. in truth, the cemetery has such shut parallels from the Cyclades that it has usually been considered as a Cycladic colony. The burial contents are a very attention-grabbing physique of proof for the learn of the formative stages of Minoan Crete.
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Three, Sherd; seventy five. four, Sherd; seventy five. five, Kernos, HN 4192. Tomb seventy six (Fig. 169) This outfitted tomb had an oblong burial chamber (depth zero. 70 m) and a doorway in a single of its lengthy aspects. The door used to be towards the southeast. The vestibule was once now not traced. The tomb have been plundered (only sherds and a pair of obsidian blades have been present). variety of vessels: unknown (0 preserved) Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Misc. (16 sherds) Obsidian: 2 blades: HN 4254, nos. 1–2 determine 169. Plan of Tomb seventy six. seventy six HAGIA PHOTIA CEMETERY I Tomb seventy seven (Fig. a hundred and seventy) Tomb seventy seven, with a intensity of zero. eighty m, had an oblong burial chamber with just a little rounded ends. Its door was once orientated towards the southwest, an strange orientation for this cemetery. The outlines of the vestibule couldn't be traced. The outfitted tomb have been plundered, yet sherds have been mended to shape a bottle. just one obsidian blade used to be additionally came across. variety of vessels: unknown (1 preserved) Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bottle: seventy seven. 1/HN 4939 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Misc. (1 sherd) Obsidian: 1 blade: HN 4940 determine a hundred and seventy. Plan of Tomb seventy seven: seventy seven. 1, Sherds of bottle, HN 4939; seventy seven. 2, Sherds. Tomb seventy eight (Figs. 171–173) Tomb seventy eight had a doorway orientated to the east. the oblong burial chamber of this equipped tomb used to be strange in plan since it had squared corners on the south yet rounded ones on the north. Its intensity was once zero. sixty five m. The vestibule’s plan couldn't be traced. unearths integrated 6 vases, 2 lids, and five obsidian blades. variety of vessels: 6 plus 2 lids Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bowl with tab deal with: seventy eight. 9/HN 3397 four conical pyxides: seventy eight. 2/HN 3393; seventy eight. 6/HN 3395; seventy eight. 10/HN 3398; seventy eight. 11/HN 3399 2 lids for conical or round pyxides: seventy eight. 1/HN 3392; seventy eight. 7/HN 3396 1 round spool pyxis: seventy eight. 3/HN 3394 (Siteia 9188) Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Conical pyxis (2 sherds) Pyxis, jar, or kernos on stand (2 sherds) Bottle (4 sherds) Obsidian: five blades: HN 3400, nos. 1–5 seventy eight. 2 determine 171. picture of Tomb seventy eight. seventy eight. three seventy eight. nine determine 172. choice of vases from Tomb seventy eight (scale 1:6). THE TOMB teams seventy seven determine 173. Plan of Tomb seventy eight: seventy eight. 1, Lid, HN 3392; seventy eight. 2, Conical pyxis, HN 3393; seventy eight. three, Spool pyxis, HN 3394; seventy eight. four, Sherds; seventy eight. five, Sherds; seventy eight. 6, Conical pyxis, HN 3395; seventy eight. 7, Lid, HN 3396; seventy eight. eight, Sherds; seventy eight. nine, Bowl, HN 3397; seventy eight. 10, Conical pyxis, HN 3398; seventy eight. eleven, Conical pyxis, HN 3399. Tomb seventy nine (Figs. 174–175) Tomb seventy nine, an oblong equipped tomb, had a doorway within the northeast wall, which took up below a meter within the wall. The intensity used to be zero. sixty four m. the form used to be extra common than so much different tombs. one of the unearths have been 2 pyxides and five obsidian blades. variety of vessels: 2 Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 round pyxis: seventy nine. 2/HN 2792 1 round pyxis with lid: seventy nine. 4/79. 3/HN 2794/2793 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Misc. (4 sherds) Obsidian: five blades: HN 2795, nos. 1–2, three (Siteia), 4–5 seventy nine. 2 seventy nine. 4/79. three 1:9 determine 174. Plan of Tomb seventy nine: seventy nine. 1, Sherds; seventy nine. 2, round pyxis, HN 2792; seventy nine. three, Lid for round pyxis HN 2794, HN 2793; seventy nine. four, round pyxis, HN 2794.