Video Tour of the Site

Comments (23)

  1. tony roman says:

    This piece of film was so mesmerizing in its bits of floral beauty, interspaced with magnificent works of art once hidden in the earth and brought back to life by men & women called archaeologist yet i call them magicians for they make these wonders of art to reappear for all to see what ancient people were capable of achieving with simple tools and a hugh amount of patience. This “patience” as we call it, this state of being combined with an abundance of “time” created these marvelous works. We seemed to have lost this power that they had to create and display in their time and for us to marvel at in ours . this film left me hungry for more. Once more , I have become addicted. I want to see more and feel more and I hope you will continue this excavation for I believe you have accomplished the impossible. bringing the ancient past into the starving present. you have what the ancients had, Patience.

  2. tony roman says:

    what else can i say this is great stuff

  3. Costas Papadopoulos Team Member of the ''Zominthos Project'' says:

    Thanks a lot for the compliments…We all work hard for this site since it is our passion. It still has lots of secrets that will definitely impress us all in the forseeable future…

  4. Lynn Patten says:

    As I watched, entered, this marvelous video I realized my breathing was slowing down and I experienced such a sense of wonder and awe. The captivating voice, music, images and sunlight worked together into a feeling I’ll never forget.

    Thank you.

  5. Anna Hamilton-Doig says:

    As a budding archaeology student, experiencing this film made me remember why I have always loved archaeology in the first place. Learning the theories, physical and cultural sciences and techniques is essential-yet so is the felt experience, the imagination, the delight of participation in the past-and dare I say it? The Romance!! Absolutely delicious!! I have a sense that this film is, even now, contributing to the possibilities of my own archaeological voice. Thank you for illustrating your passion in such a complete way-hard work, sound, nature, art, science, beauty, history, its all there in your interpretation. Thank you

  6. Costas Papadopoulos Team Member of the ''Zominthos Project'' says:

    Zominthos’ team would like to thank you all for your comments!! In a few days more information will be posted for the current excavation season! Stay tuned!!

  7. Clayton Moore says:

    September is nearly here. How is the dig going?? Haven’t seen any news.

  8. Thank you for sharing this fabulous dig on video

  9. Edmund Moriarty says:

    I work for BBC Television in the UK, and we are making a ‘World History’ series. Would it be possible to speak to or email Dr. Efi Sapouna-Sakellarakis. I have some research questions which I hope she may be able to help me with. Many thanks,

    Edmund Moriarty
    BBC London Factual

  10. Jackson Roberts says:

    I am wondering why this video is blocked for the United States. I was supposed to write a paper about the video for a school project, but I cannot because YouTube has blocked the video.

  11. webmaster says:

    We are looking into this!

  12. Hope you can get this unblocked-sounds wonderful-but it’s blocked here in the US like the last person admitted.
    Am coming to Crete in October was wondering if this site is open to visitors?

  13. Penny and Dave Simcock says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful work.Hope we can visit during our stay 25 Sept – 2 Oct. Regular visitors to Crete. Will you confirm the site will be open and best day[s] to come over?

  14. webmaster says:

    Information for those wishing to visit the site: Unfortunately, the site is not open any other days apart from those that excavation takes place. This is for safety reasons. The 2012 excavations are now over, so the site is closed.

  15. Radu Briciu says:

    I would like to know about some unanswered questions>

  16. Samuel France says:

    The music is very nicely played and recorded. (I own a sitar.) It would be nice for the video to have credits for it.

    This video kept my attention all the way through, which suggests that a longer video that isn’t always quite so riveting would be well-watched. I.e., one that’s a little more boring (lol) with details, for example, site layout, and a description of the purpose of the ecological restoration. A description of the techniques and goals would be helpful, for example, I was concerned with what looked like a modern reconstruction using mortar. (?) The description of Linear A prospects certainly needed a little more explanation. Have new texts been found?

    This video is well above average. Let’s see more!

    Regards,
    S. France

  17. webmaster says:

    Psarantonis, composer of this music, was a very close friend of Sakellarakis and provided the song for the´╗┐ film.

  18. John Ramsey says:

    Crete,an archaeological paradise.A historical jewel.

  19. Jane Goodfellow Straub says:

    This is a wonderful video.Such a beautiful place and mysterious culture!
    I’m so sorry about the passing of this wonderful professor. He gave so much and made a great contribution to history. What a fortunate human being to have a passion he could enjoy, make great contributions, and share his knowledge with future generations.

  20. Dimitrios Dendrinos says:

    If human bones were found at this site, has the team carried out DNA analysis? If yes, please provide any information available on their DNA and links to DNA from Minoan era humans, as well as contemporary DNA from Crete. Thank you.

  21. Dimitrios Dendrinos says:

    In a related question to the one I posed on August 18th, some non-Greek archeologists have made claims to the effect that the Minoans practiced human sacrifice. Have you found any evidence to support or debunk such claims? Thank you.

  22. Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki says:

    Dear Mr.Dendrinos,
    I appreciate your interest for our finds.
    We haven’t found any human bones at Zominthos.
    Maybe you have mistaken the site of Zominthos with that of Anemospilia, where a human sacrifice was uncovered by Yannis Sakellarakis and myself in 1979.

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