July 11, 2011
Area 1 Area 1, which is the corridor that connects Rooms 13, 14 and 15, is under excavation this season with the scope to reach the floor level as is the case with the adjacent rooms. The Area has been divided in two parts. Part A is at a higher level than Part B and […]
July 3, 2011
On Monday, July 4, 2011, the excavation at the Zominthos Central Building continues after the death of Prof. Yannis Sakellarakis under the direction of his wife Dr. Efi Sapouna-Sakellarakis. The excavation will take place in 4 Areas (fig. 1). Area 1 (fig. 2), is the corridor (16) that connects Rooms 13, 14, 15 (ceramics workshop complex), […]
November 11, 2010
Area 1 The final week of excavations in Area 1 yielded interesting information about the building’s history. First, up to now, we had found three destruction layers—one from the Roman period and two from Minoan times. The first Minoan layer was discovered in Sectors II, III, and IV. The second, in Sector II, contained not […]
November 1, 2010
Professor Yannis Sakellarakis was one of the world’s most influential personalities in Greek archaeology, and his work influenced many young archaeologists.
October 14, 2010
Area 1 So far, our excavation has revealed three Roman walls running perpendicular to the building’s east-west axis, as well as the clay-earth floors of the Roman occupation in Sectors III and II, where we found the lower courses of a built hearth. This week we also uncovered the Roman clay-earth floor in Sector IV. […]
September 13, 2010
Area 1 This week’s excavation has brought some changes-additions in the designation of the building in Area 29. The oblong building is divided into four new spaces, I-IV, in relation with the three walls running N-S, which were constructed in Roman times. In Space III, the excavation reached a clay floor across which small pieces […]
August 27, 2010
Introduction The 2010 season is about to start! According to our current plan, we will investigate three areas. Two in the Central Building and one at the Venetian cheese dairy. The geomagnetic prospection carried out three years ago had revealed more rooms at the north and west side of the Ceramics Workshop complex. In a […]
October 14, 2009
We kept removing stones from the partition wall (the foundation has now been totally unearthed). In the fill at the southern part of floor, we found 12 vessels, most of which were handle-less conical cups, along with a bell-shaped cup, a miniature cup, and a milk jug. In addition, we discovered three grinders, a quartz crystal, some bones, and carbonized wood.