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Archaeological Site of the City of Chania

Tel: +30 28210 44418, Fax: +30 28210 94487

The Kasteli Archeological Area (Kanevaro)

  (Archeological research in the region of Kasteli Hania). Excavations, begun in 1964 and continuing up to the present time in collaboration with the Swedish Archeological School, have rendered invaluable evidence concerning the city. This shows Kasteli as an archaic centre of life and civilisation. Sections of two roads, one square and four houses have been unearthed in an area of 550 m2 and at a depth of 2m. Within the excavated area can be seen storage rooms, living quarters, a two-flight staircase, corridors, a kitchen with a cooking site, and a loom, as proven by several weaving weights found there. Equally important are the fragments of clay tablets in linear A scripture, seals made of clay and the unique seal known as “Master impression” depicting a multi-storeyed building complex in a rocky coastal landscape crowned with horns. A male figure, in a domineering pose, stands at the top.

This text is cited Oct 2003 from the Municipality of Chania URL below, which contains images.


Ancient tombs

Tomb in Mathioulakis' plot

The tomb belongs to the cemetery of the Hellenistic city of Kydonia and attests the relations of the city with Hellenistic Alexandria. It dates to the end of the 4th and the first half of the 3rd century B.C.
Large, rock-cut family tomb. A long dromos with steps leads to the entrance. Nine burial chambers with doors are arranged around a large central space. The names of the deceased are written above each door. The tomb is preserved under a modern building and can be visited by the public after arrangement with the Ephorate of Antiquities.
In 1981, the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities carried out a salvage excavation.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains images.


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