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Archaeological sites (4)

Prehistoric settlements

Minoan Site

  Mochlos has extensive Minoan remains. In 1908, the American archaeologist, R.B. Seager, discovered several important tombs on the offshore island, some of which contained excellent examples of jewellery, bronze tools, and weapons. Fine stone vases also indicate the affluence of the inhabitants. This treasure is displayed in the Iraklion and Agios Nikolaos Museums. In Minoan times, the little island of Mochlos was probably connected with the mainland of Crete, thus forming small harbours protected from east and west winds on both sides of the connecting peninsula. This area is used as an anchorage point even today. There are one or two tavernas and rooms for rent in the village. It is also possible to visit the site in calm weather by making local arrangements. There is also a small harbour and a stony beach.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


Excavations

Mochlos Excavation Project

This web site is a joint effort of the Geography and Classical Studies departments of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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