posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 06:04 AM
A team of archaeologists headed by a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher has unearthed a lost city on the Greek island of Crete - a rare find that will lead to
a better understanding of a "silent period" of Cretan history about the 6th century B.C.
The site, called Azoria, overlooks the Aegean Sea from a mountain on the northeast coast of Crete, a rugged, narrow island, 160 miles long, southeast
of the Greek mainland. Azoria covers an estimated 150,000 square meters. It was first explored by American archaeologist Harriet Boyd, who dug a
trench about 1900 and found a series of walls. But she never published illustrations or details about her findings.
Among the artifacts: glass and gold beads, bronze pins and nails, iron tools, decorated pottery, animal bones, even olive pits and grape seeds.