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Palaikastro, Crete

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Brady Kiesling, Tom Elliott
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Last modified May 17, 2021 01:08 PM History
Palaikastro, located in eastern Crete, was an important trading center in antiquity, from the Bronze Age going forward.

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Palaikastro is associated with the port of Itanos and with the nearby Minoan site of Roussolakkos near the Chiona beach. The so-called Palaikastro Kouros, a chryselephantine statue of the fifteenth century B.C., was discovered at Palaikastro.

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Jeffrey Becker, Brady Kiesling, and Tom Elliott, 'Palaikastro, Crete: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 22 September 2023]

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