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Sanctuary of Demeter (Knossos)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Zachary Rosalinsky
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jul 22, 2022 03:53 PM History
The sanctuary sacred to Demeter is located on the Gypsadhes hill, just south of the Minoan 'palace' complex. On this hill, D.G. Hogarth excavated a series of Minoan houses beginning in 1900. Within this area, a first-millennium BCE sanctuary would develop. Excavation reports note the comingling of Minoan remains and Hellenistic deposits. The Classical sanctuary was suspected in 1927 on the basis of sporadic finds, but significant excavations did not begin until 1957.

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sanctuary (religious center)

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Zachary Rosalinsky, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Sanctuary of Demeter (Knossos): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 13 June 2024]

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