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Priniatikos Pyrgos

a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Feb 14, 2017 09:56 AM History
Priniatikos Pyrgos is located on a limestone headland jutting out into the southwest corner of the Gulf of Mirabello in East Crete. Ongoing survey and excavation in the vicinity is producing evidence of occupation from at least the Late Neolithic down through the Late Roman and Byzantine periods. Whatever ancient names may have been applied to these settlements are as yet unknown.

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Priniatikos Pyrgos is an archaeological site near Istron, in the eastern Cretan regional unit of Lasithi, Greece. The site is on a coastal promontory. It appears to have been first settled in the Final Neolithic period, ca. 3000 BC. Activity on the site continued throughout the Minoan Bronze Age and the Classical Greek and Roman periods, spanning a total of up to ca. 4,000 years. The site may have been a harbour settlement, an industrial area, a cult area or any combination of such functions, which may have changed throughout its long occupation. Since 2007, Priniatikos Pyrgos has been undergoing excavation by an international team under the auspices of the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens.

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Frank Lynam, Jeffrey Becker, Stefano Costa, and Tom Elliott, 'Priniatikos Pyrgos: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 21 September 2023]

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