The target of this book is dual: first, it presents the findings of the archaeological excavations, during these two decades, as well as the results obtained from the relevant studies (architecture, pottery, small finds); secondly, it attempts to demonstrate the diachronic role of the Bronze Age settlement at Dimini, not only in the adjacent geographical area, especially in relation to the other two, well-known contemporary sites in the Pagasetic Gulf (Kastro Volou/Palia and Pefkakia), but also in the wider area of Bronze Age Thessaly, in an attempt to highlight inter-settlement economic and sociopolitical relations.
An intense meteor shower is described as dove’s feathers falling down during the Telemachus’ arrival in Ithaca mentioned by the Homeric epic. Additionally, in the next days, there are some other descriptions which are regarded from us as meteor activity (bolides, a meteorite, many erupted meteors in the atmosphere, and a glimmering in the sky due to intense dust). In accordance with the proposed by us new astronomical dating of Odysseus’ return to Ithaca (25 October 1207 B.C.), this meteor shower occurred in the last days of October 1207 B.C.