Field Notes 2014

Field Notes 2014: Week 5

Monday, August 11, 2014

Corridor 10 During the last week, the excavation of Corridor 10 was completed and the paved floor was uncovered. The length of the corridor is 25m and it has 7 openings leading to rooms of the East and West Wings of the Central Building. The traces of the earthquake that destroyed the building can still […]

Field Notes 2014: Week 4

Monday, August 4, 2014

Corridor 10 During the fourth week of excavation at the southern part of Corridor 10 it has almost reached the floor level and gradually advances towards the already excavated part of the corridor. Two paved doorsteps were uncovered, one in the southeast and another in the southwest, that lead to two rooms. On the doorsteps, […]

Field Notes 2014: Week 3

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Corridor 10 By the end of the third week (4-18/7/2014), most of the southern part of Corridor 10 has been excavated and the investigation has almost reached the already excavated northern part (fig.1). Big stones that are found in the area are fallen from an upper floor. The rich finds in pottery, seal-stone and elaborated […]

Field Notes 2014: Week 2

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corridor 10 During the second week of the excavation evidence came to light about the crucial role of Corridor 10 in the architecture of the Central Building of Zominthos (fig.1). The two opening (fig.2) in the south part uncovered this year underlines the high level of technical knowledge that the Minoans would possess in order […]

Field Notes 2014: Week 1

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rooms 6, 22, Corridor 21 During the first week of this season a Layer was removed from the whole surface of Room 6 (fig.1). Very few pottery sherds were collected and several plaster fragments, some of which with traces of color. The removal of this Layer revealed that the northern wall of the Room is […]

Field Notes 2014: Introduction

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Preliminaries The excavation of the Archaeological Society at Athens at Zominthos begins its new season on the 30th of June under the direction of Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki. This year, the aim will be to continue the work in several areas of the Central Building, which started to be excavated in the previous years, and also expand […]