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UNC team excavates lost Greek city

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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.

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posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 06:14 AM

Been to Crete before, stayed in Aghios Nikolaus and travelled to Knosses and other areas.

Parents are going in 3 weeks..have to get them to check it out and take digiphotos!

Good find...very interesting

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 06:51 PM
Very cool story!

Damn, wish I was part of the expedition, would love to check that out!

Gryffen, PLEASE post those pics when you get them!

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