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Imagery location of "Agora" at Malia

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Hannah Spock
Contributors: JohnPaul Aguilar, Morgan Lubenow, Allison Schaub, John Tran, Hannah Spock, Adam Rabinowitz
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Last modified Mar 09, 2018 11:47 AM History
Location of the center of the so-called "agora" north of the Minoan palace at Malia, based on Google Earth imagery and plan on p. 260 of Poursat 2010.

agora, forum, plaza, theatre, theater

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 25.492540, 35.293886 ] }

Unknown

Certain

representative

  • 2nd Millenium BCE (confident)
  • Middle Minoan (Crete; 2000-1600 BC/BCE) (confident)

Evidence:

Pleiades

Poursat states that prestige objects found at the palace at Malia were dated to c. 1700 BC, and that the destruction of the palace occurred c. 1450 BC. As Malia's "agora" was situated in the northern vicinity of the palace, it is presumed that this theatral area was at the peak of its use during this period of time.