KROUSONAS GOURNOS - 2003
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Krousonas Gournos, Korfi tou Tarou. G. Rethemiotakis (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavation at a looted peak sanctuary on the Gournos mountain (on the south side of Krousonas gorge). The site is an inaccessible rocky peak which overlooks the route to Zominthos and Ida.
Finds concentrated on two rock formations 100m apart. Most were found in rock fissures at the northern formation. These consisted of animal figurines (with a few humans), miniature amphorae, bronze strips and double axes, plus Middle Minoan III (principally IIIA) pottery, indicated by cylindrical cups with incised and relief band-like zones. A circular hut-like model was found. The southern rock formation had a flat surface covered by a black layer with signs of burning and a large amount of Hellenistic pottery. Late Minoan I pottery and figurines came from the fissures in the rock.
ADelt 56-59 (2001-2004) B5, 347.
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