Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


14 December 2013

VRY S (4/4) 01 – The First Hieroglyphic Inscription from Western Crete

Erik Hallager, Eleni Papadopoulou & Iris Tzachili Kadmos 50 (2012): 63-74.


The Minoan peak sanctuary of Vrysinas is located on the peak of Agio Pneuma in the Vrysinas range, south of Rethymnon city. It is an elevated site (858 m. asl.) with high visibility from and of the surrounding area, and with lines of sight with to other local peak sanctuaries, notably Atsipadhes. During the Protopoalatial Period the site functioned as a peak sanctuary with important indications of cult. During the 2011 excavation season, the insribed four-sided prism was found in the third lowest terrace, where the location of the 1972-1973 excavation was confirmed.


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