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The “Minoan Megaron of Nirou”: Re-examining the generic cialis cheap old excavation

Nirou Chani was excavated by Stephanos Xanthoudides in 1918 and 1919. Apart from the discovery of a very important building and a wealth of notable and, sometimes, special finds, for almost a century it has only remained known at a preliminary level of publication.
This seminar presents the results of research carried out as part of a complete, analytical study of the old excavation. After assembling all the available relevant archival information, the architectural design and construction of the building was studied comprehensively and compared with the other sites of a similar character. From a modern methodological research angle and aided by the latest literature, the few summarily published finds have now been re-examined and the entire assemblage of movable finds studied for the first time (pottery, bronze and stone objects, clay plaster tables, wall-paintings etc.), most of which lay unknown to the academic community in the store-rooms of Herakleion Museum.
The study of the architecture and the finds assemblage revealed that the NirouChani building was much more affluent than hitherto thought to be the case, had wide-ranging contacts with important contemporary sites and played a particular role during the Neopalatial period. The building, which was destroyed at the end of the LM IB period, brought together architectural elements and movable objects of the most outstanding constructions of its period, provided an important storage capacity and furthermore had an indisputably close relationship with Knossos and its wider territory. The paper concludes with the confirmation of its public character and its function as an administrative and religious centre of the seaside settlement to which it belonged.

 

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