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ΑΡΘΡΑ | 2020

Dodecanese – Italy – Europe. Rediscovering some long known objects

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 157-168.

H πρόσφατη αποκατάσταση του γνωστού μαχαιριού με λαβή που καταλήγει σε δακτύλιο από τον Τάφο 15 της Ιαλυσού απέδειξε ανέλπιστα ότι οι πλευρές της λάμας φέρουν εγχάρακτη διακόσμηση. To μαχαίρι, τύπου Montegiorgio – Baierdorf, προέρχεται από ένα YE ΙΙΙΓ σύνολο.

Les cultes du Ptoion dans les tablettes en lineaire B de Thèbes

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 209-214.

Οι αρχαιολογικές ανακαλύψεις της École Française d’Athènes στο όρος Πτώιον στη Βοιωτία φανέρωσαν την ύπαρξη δύο ιερών, ένα στο Καστράκι αφιερωμένο στον ήρωα Πτώιο και το άλλο στην Περδικοβρύση αφιερωμένο στην αρχαία μαντική λατρεία του Απόλλωνα.

That special atmosphere outside of national boundaries”: Three Jewish directors and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 133-145.

Φιλίες και κοινωνικά δίκτυα φρόντισαν να φτάσουν στις ΗΠΑ τρεις διάσημοι ερευνητές που σχετίζονται με τις ξένες σχολές της Αθήνας: οι Doro Levi, Henry Immerwahr και Georg Karo. Οι ιστορίες των Immerwahr και Karo είναι λιγότερο γνωστές από αυτή του Levi. Όπως ο Levi, αμφότεροι, ο Immerwahr και ο Karo υπηρέτησαν ως διευθυντές, ο ένας πριν, ο άλλος μετά τον Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο.

The Swedish fieldwork at Dendra and Midea

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 147-155.

To άρθρο αυτό παρουσιάζει τους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους των Δενδρών και της Μιδέας, που βρίσκονται στην Αργολίδα, όχι μακριά από τις Μυκήνες και την Τίρυνθα. Οι δυο αυτοί χώροι συνδέονται όσον αφορά στην ιστορία της ανασκαφής τους και των σχέσεων που υπήρχαν μεταξύ τους τη Μυκηναϊκή εποχή.

The chronology of Greek bronze tripods of the geometric type and the possibilities of a political-historical interpretation of the find distribution

Archäologischer Anzeiger 2010/1: 91-104.

Bronze tripods were particularly suitable as a means of formulating social status since they were one of the most prestigious types of movable items and because of their character as a exchange item with a value easy to assess. Offerings of bronze tripods occur by no means in all (Proto-)Geometric sanctuaries but only in a few selected ones, and there often in abundance.

The roots of the Cretan Polis. Surface evidence for the history of large settlements in central Crete

Archäologischer Anzeiger 2010/1: 13-89.

Classical Cretan states are known to have had an unusual and distinctive character, contrasting markedly with that of their central Greek peers. Yet the histories of the latter have tended to dominate our understanding of the polis form. The factors contributing to this difference, and to the whole process of state emergence in Early Iron Age-Archaic Crete, have not been much analysed, restricting our understanding of the origins of the earliest consensualist political structures.

An ivory rod with a cuneiform inscription, most probably Ugaritic, from a Final Palatial workshop in the lower citadel of Tiryns

Archäologischer Anzeiger 2010/2: 1-22.

The subject of this contribution is the fragment of an ivory rod with six cuneiform signs that was found in 2002. The rod came to light in a destruction layer dating to LH III B Final within a workshop for skilled crafting inside Building XI which is situated in the northernmost part of the Lower Citadel of Tiryns.

The Reception of the «Minoans» in the Modern Art of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo

Creta Antica 11 (2010): 279-299.

This paper deals with the Minoan inspired motifs in the textile production, mostly scarves and wall-hangings, of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, known as «Knossos scarves» and dated between 1906 and 1930. Fortuny's textile creations are examples of conscious reception of Minoan art, as his unpublished notes and some of his sketches have revealed: he wrote some notes about his purpose to print Minoan motifs, as well as he reproduced many sketches of Minoan decorative motifs, declaring his main sources of inspiration.

A wall bracket from Phaistos

Creta Antica 11 (2010): 159-172.

The article discusses the wall bracket found at Phaistos by Luigi Pernier. The object was dated to historical time and published by the excavator without proper description together with other prehistoric vessels. Wall brackets are extremely rare in Greece;

Lineare B ki-ta-no e l΄industria tessile a Knossos in età micenea

Creta Antica 11 (2010): 147-157

Τhe interpretation of the Linear B term ki-ta-no, which is uniquely attested in the tablets belonging to the set Ga(5) at Knossos, has been much debated since the decipher­ment of Linear B and is still contentious. In this paper, the texts registering this term are analyzed anew and their major peculiarities are highlighted.

‘Rhytoid’ Digressions from the Mesara

Creta Antica 11 (2010): 23-44.

This paper focuses on some rhyta from Phaistos, Ayia Triada and Kommos, which date mainly to the MM III period. After a brief review aimed at clarifying some major typo­logical and functional issues of this category of evidence, the various types identified in the three sites are contrasted with one other with the aim of identifying meaningful patterns in their geographic and chronological distribution.

Antonino Di Vita e Creta

Creta Antica 11 (2010): 15-21.

This paper aims at outlining A. Di Vita as a man, as a scholar, as an excavator and as direccor of the Italian Archaeological School in Athens, stressing his privileged relationship with the Island of Crete

A trephined Late Bronze Age skull from Peloponnesus, Greece

The Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 11.1 (2011): 1-8.

Cranial trepanation is one of the most ancient surgical operations. This kind of ʺoperationʺ has been reported in prehistoric Greece with several specific case studies. In this paper, a significant case of trepanation, on a male skull, dated to the Late Bronze Age, is presented.