The Hagia Photia Cemetery takes its identify from the within sight village at the northeast coast of Crete, five km east of contemporary Siteia. this massive Early Minoan burial floor with over fifteen hundred Cycladic imports used to be came across in 1971. a complete of 263 tombs have been excavated as a rescue excavation in 1971 and 1984. one of the 1800 artefacts are a number of the earliest identified Cretan discoveries of a number of varieties: the grave items come normally from the Kampos workforce, an assemblage of artefacts recognized quite often from the Cyclades. equally, the tombs symbolize an architectural type and a chain of burial customs which are international to Crete yet usual from in other places in the Aegean. actually, the cemetery has such shut parallels from the Cyclades that it has frequently been considered as a Cycladic colony. The burial contents are an exceptionally fascinating physique of facts for the examine of the formative stages of Minoan Crete.
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Nine sherds) Minoan darkish, burnished pottery together with Pyrgos Ware: 1 chalice with low base: 152. 2/HN 4243 Obsidian: 2 blades: HN 4253; HN 4343 (Siteia) THE TOMB teams 137 152. 1 152. 2 152. 7 152. thirteen determine 327. photo of Tomb 152. 152. 9/152. 15/152. 14 152. sixteen 152. 18 determine 328. choice of vases from Tomb 152 (scale 1:6). determine 329. Plan of Tomb 152: 152. 1, Bowl, HN 4242; 152. 2, Minoan chalice, HN 4243; 152. 3–152. 6, Sherds; 152. 7, Cup, HN 4244; 152. eight, Bowl, HN 4245; 152. nine, Pyxis, HN 4246; 152. 10, round pyxis with lid, HN 4247; 152. eleven, Bowl, HN 4248; 152. 12, Lid, HN 4249; 152. thirteen, Conical pyxis, HN 4250; 152. 14, Sherd of lid for pyxis HN 4246; 152. 15, Lid for pyxis HN 4246, HN 4251; 152. sixteen, round pyxis, HN 4252; 152. 17, Sherds. 138 HAGIA PHOTIA CEMETERY I Tomb 153 (Figs. 330–332) Tomb 153 had an elliptical burial chamber whose doorway was once orientated towards the northeast. The burial chamber was once zero. eighty m deep. The anteroom couldn't be traced. not like such a lot equipped tombs within the cemetery, the door used to be blocked with small stones rather than a wide slab. unearths integrated three vases and seven obsidian blades. variety of vessels: three Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 2 conical pyxides: 153. 1/HN 3447; 153. 2/HN 3448 (Siteia 9160) 1 round pyxis on stand: 153. 5/HN 3449 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: Bowl with tab deal with (4 sherds) round pyxis (3 sherds) Obsidian: 7 blades: HN 3450, nos. 1–7 153. 1 determine 330. photo of Tomb 153. 153. five determine 331. vases from Tomb 153 (scale 1:6). determine 332. Plan of Tomb 153: 153. 1, Conical pyxis, HN 3447; 153. 2, Conical pyxis, HN 3448; 153. three and 153. four, Sherds; 153. five, round pyxis on stand, HN 3449; 153. 6–153. eight, Sherds. THE TOMB teams 139 Tomb 154 (Figs. 295, 333–334) Tomb 154 and Tomb 138 have been equipped tombs that shared an identical anteroom. Tomb 154 had a virtually round chamber; the doorway was once towards the northeast. reveals incorporated 14 vases, numerous sherds, and 12 obsidian blades. variety of vessels: 14 Cycladic marble-tempered pottery: 1 bowl: 154. 5/HN 4054 2 bowls with tab handles: 154. 21/HN 4065 (Siteia 9123); 154. 22/HN 4066 2 conical pyxides: 154. 11/HN 4058; 154. 17/HN 4062 1 conical pyxis with lid: 154. 9/154. 13/HN 4057/4059 1 round pyxis: 154. 1/HN 4051 2 round pyxides with lids: 154. 3/154. 10/HN 4052; 154. 16/154. 15/HN 4061 (Siteia 9150) 1 tall pyxis with lid: 154. 4/HN 4053/4063 1 round spool pyxis: 154. 20/HN 4064 (Siteia 9171) 1 cylindrical lid/chimney: 154. 14/HN 4060 2 bottles: 154. 6/HN 4055; 154. 7+154. 18/HN 4056 Uncataloged sherds from the soil: round pyxis (5 sherds) Pyxis (1 sherd) Bottle (2 sherds) Misc. (10 sherds) Obsidian: 12 blades: HN 4067, nos. 1–12 154. eleven 154. 22 154. five determine 333. photo of Tomb 154. 154. 3/154. 10 154. 6 154. four 154. 9/154. thirteen determine 334. collection of vases from Tomb 154 (scale 1:6). Tomb one hundred fifty five (Figs. 335–337) Tomb one hundred fifty five was once a equipped tomb. It had an oblong burial chamber with a doorway orientated towards the northeast. The intensity was once zero. eighty five m. The tiny anteroom had an oblong plan with rounded corners.