ZAKROS - 2009
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Archaeological Society at Athens
Zakros. E. Platon (ASA/Athens) reports on continuing study of material from the main excavations. In the Palace, work was concentrated on finds from the 1966 excavations in the south workshop and east wing: here a mere 5% of the LMIB pottery is decorated, though by contrast much decorated ware was found in room LVIII (the Lustral Basin) in the east wing. Pottery from the artificial terracing on the hill of Ag. Antonios includes Roman material; that from Hogarth’s house A and its surrounds includes Minoan conical cups. Conservation of the 1980 pottery and small finds was completed. Highlights include a kyathos with spiral decoration; a tripod cooking pot with clay lugs below the canonical loop handles which act as heat shields when handling the pot on the fire; a First Palace period vase with a heron depiction; and a jug handle with seal impression (a goat and an unidentified quadruped). Bronzes conserved include small tools, a large prochous and a long saw, folded.
Ergon (2009), 77-78
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