Kastelli hill in Κhania, Crete. The palace centre of Kydonia during the 14th and 13th c. B.C.
The lecture will take place online at the link https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest
The excavations in Κhania have strengthened the view that Minoan Kydonia is in the same place where the modern city developed. The origins of the city in the pre-Hellenic mythological background intersect with the evidence from the palimpsests of archaeological layers, which were brought to light from beneath the modern crowded and cosmopolitan city. Located in a dominant position in relation to the natural port to the north and the plain of Κhania to the south, the low hill of Kastelli was selected from the beginning as the most suitable location for the establishment of the first organized residential core and the later Minoan palace.