Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


1 February 2010

SArPedon – The Sissi Archaeological Project

According to Greek legend, Crete was ruled by three mythical brothers, Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthus. Sarpedon is said to have had dominion over the eastern part of the island until he was exiled by his brother Minos. His name has been adopted as a symbol for a new interdisciplinary and multi-partner archaeological project focused on the Kefali hill and its environs, located near the modern village of Sissi in east Crete. The Sissi Archaeological Project (S.Ar.P.edon) is a collaboration of the French and Dutch speaking universities of Louvain/Leuven and operates in Greece under the auspices of the Belgian School of Athens (EBSA). This is perhaps the only pan-Belgian excavation abroad and the first time a site on Crete is excavated by the EBSA.


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