Paláikastro

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Paláikastro

 

(also Palaiokastron), an ancient settlement on the eastern coast of the island of Crete. It was primarily excavated in the early 20th century.

The cultural layers of Paláikastro contain important remains from the period of the flowering of the Cretan-Mycenaean culture and from earlier times. A large necropolis was located next to the settlement. The ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Zeus of Dicte still remain.

REFERENCE

Pendlebury, J. Arkheologiia Krita. Moscow, 1950. (Translation from English.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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One famous example of this Cretan style is the Octopus Vase from Palaikastro, c.
MINOAN POPULATION FROM PALAIKASTRO, CRETE, GREECE, Bridget N.
Palaikastro: two Late Minoan wells (British School ar Athens Supplementary Volume 43).
Hadingham described scientific findings at Palaikastro, on the northeast tip of Crete, as instrumental to this discovery.
"Analysis of Minoan White Pigments Used on Pottery from Palaikastro," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B161-163, pp.
The British School at Athens was founded in 1886 and has been responsible for many important excavations, including those at Knossos, Palaikastro in east Crete, and Sparta, which have been crucial to our understanding of the East Mediterranean in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age.
Lyvia Morgan revised Reynold Higgins's (B)(*)Minoan and Mycenaean Art(3) for Tharries and Hudson's World of Art series in 1997: outstanding value for money, this edition considers such new material as the Thera frescoes (notice also the brief reference to the Tell el Dab'a paintings on page 102), the Kcos statues, and the Palaikastro ivory (a god or bull-leaper?).
One myth tells of Apollo's birth from Leto, not of an ascent from within the earth, while the other, the Hellenistic Palaikastro Hymn, tells of Zeus's annual ascent and descent, not of his birth.
9:45 AN ANALYSIS OF DENTAL ATTRITION RATES AND CARIES IN A LATE MINOAN POPULATION FROM PALAIKASTRO, CRETE, GREECE, Bridget N.
Miniature armor (as at Palaikastro) and bronze plaques (as at the Syme shrine and the Dreros temple) may have been more appropriate votive offerings within temples; Sjogren 2003, pp.