Knossos: From Greek City to Roman Colony. Excavations at the by L. H. Sackett

By L. H. Sackett

This moment quantity reporting at the excavations on the website of the `Unexplored Mansion' describes the entire constructions and reveals which are later than Minoan. The monstrous deposits that diversity among Minoan and Hellenistic are typically pits, wells and wash degrees with little final of the constructions with which they have been linked; for the Hellenistic and Roman classes, till the 3rd century advert, there are great continues to be of a succession of constructions. those supply a context for the massive volume of unearths whose description takes up the majority of the record. Pottery: sub-Minoan (M R Popham), early Hellenic (J N Coldstream), Archaic to Hellenistic (P J Callaghan), Roman pottery, amphorae and sigillata stamps (L H Sackett); lamps (H W & E A Catling); cash (M J Price); plaster sculptures (G B Waywell); terracottas (R A Higgins); steel items (K Branigan); bone items (L H Sackett); glass vessels (J Price). the big variety of drawings and images helping the outline of those reveals will make sure that this turns into a worthwhile paintings of reference.

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Thecentralcourtyard;3. a workarea at thewestside ofthecourtwith floorbasin or mixingbowl sunkinto the earthfloor;4. a square stone-builtcisternin the northwest corner,connectedwiththe drainagesystemof the street;5. the small triangular workroom at thewest;and 6. thebottlecistern('Well 12') at thesoutheastcorneroftheyard this see Roman Phase II, to whichits contentsbelong). (for 1. There mayhave been an intermediate step,6now lost,or possiblyjust a cobbledramp is In the first build there the two.

Has beenoutlinedabove. It remainstogivea fullerdescription In thisAugustanphaseRoom I was destruction. as itexistedat thetimeofitsfirst thestructure an isolatedunit;theearlierconnecting doorat theeastwas permanently blocked,and thefloor levelwas muchlower(byc. So we maybest thisas a basementroomenteredby woodenstairor ladder. It seemslikelythatthis interpret room formedpart of a house enteredfromthe streetat the next floorlevel, and that it functionedas a kitchenstoreroomor wine cellar (see discussionof Deposit Al).

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