PALAIOCHORA - 2000
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Ministry of Culture & Tourism (13th ΕΒΑ)
Palaiochora (or Paliochora). M Andrianakis reports on the third year of work (in 2000) at the fortress of Castel Selino. Details of the Venetian defences (built during the 13thcentury AD to guard sea routes to North Africa), in the Ottoman period and the German protective measures during World War II are all discussed. Of interest too is the discovery of a single-aisled church with wall-paintings in the centre of the fort. A large quantity and range of pottery has been found, especially of the 16th to 17th century AD, both local and imported, including glazed cups and jugs with incised decoration, marbled vessels and maiolica (with floral and animal motifs), a significant number showing traces of burning. M. Andrianakis reports further on excavations at this fortress (AEK 1 , 41), emphasizing the impressive amount of Venetian and Ottoman pottery collected.
ADelt 55 (2000), Chr, 1076-77; AEK 1 (2010), 41
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