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Villa of the Lillies (Amnisos)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 19, 2020 03:10 AM History
A Bronze Age house at Amnisos, Crete.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Villa of the Lillies (Amnisos) at Amnisos (unspecified date range)



S. Marinatos excavated the Villa of the Lillies in 1932; it takes its name from the 1.8-meter-high lily fresco discovered in situ. The villa was destroyed by fire ca. 1450 BC.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Villa of the Lillies (Amnisos): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 20 September 2020]

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