Preliminary results of the excavation on the hill of Kastelli in Chania

The area where the Mycenaean-era human sacrifice took place was likely a roofed hall, not an open space.

The preliminary results of the excavation on the hill of Kastelli of the Old Town of Chania in the fall of 2021 further enrich our knowledge of this very important archaeological site of Crete, despite the small staff, limited research area and increased protection measures due to COVID -19. The excavation of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania was carried out under the direction of Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki. In October and November 2021, the research focused on two plots of land on the hill, at 1 Katre Street, and at the junction of Kanevaro and Skordylon streets (“Lionaki – Vlamaki plot”). Archaeologists Dora Perraki, Iro Tsirintoulaki, Nikos Marketakis, Maria Polychronaki and archeology student Eleni Karaleka participated in the research. The craftsmen were Manolis Tsitsiridis, Dionysis Fountedakis, Dionysis Alyfantis and Nektarios Babounakis.

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