CHANIA - Kastelli Kissamou - 2010
Church - Residence - Mosaic - Dress and personal ornament - Religious building - Cemetery - Production/extraction site
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Chania, Kastelli. G. Phantakis (28th EBA) reports on a series of finds from the town, including a metalworking furnace, a cemetery and house remains. Coins indicate occupation from Late Roman to Venetian times.
Excavation on Episkopi E. Syngelaki Street in 2010 revealed four tombs oriented east-west. Tomb 1 was an osteotheke. The other graves yielded skeletal remains, two earrings, seven vases (one an oinochoe), and a brooch with cut cruciform decoration, al indicating a sixth-century date.
A circular building, oriented to the east, had wall paintings on the north and south sides. Its sixth-century mosaic floor depicts a krater from which spring vines, plus ivy-leaves and part of a cross (Figs 1 and 2). The building recalls the circular church of the Archangel Michail in neighbouring Episkopi.
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