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Huge Mycenaean citadel of Glas being excavated
Topic Started: Jul 14 2014, 05:50 PM (354 Views)
Todd Feinman
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http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/06052...cenaean-citadel
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Matthew Amt
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Isn't that cool? Kinda scary to think how many known sites have NOT been excavated relatively recently. Like, most of them... Interesting that it was thought to be mostly empty, too, even though no one had really *looked*.

The drainage system alone is fascinating! I remember reading about that years ago (just the briefest description) and being boggled. Amazing stuff.

This will be something neat for our grandkids to read. It certainly won't be published before then...

Matthew
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Dan Howard
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Very cool. It would be neat to be able to wander around Greece and Crete and stick a shovel into whatever looks interesting. You never know what you'll turn up
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Sotirios S
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It is very fascinating to be honest, the wandering part I mean.

When I was in the army I served on the island of Lesvos for 2 years around the Molyvos/Mithymna area, which as far as I know has been constantly inhabited since the archaic period. There was a spring close to Battalion that was called "Achilles' spring - Aχιλλέως πηγή". Supposedly Achilles & the Myrmidons stopped there on their way to Troy.
Whenever we had to build something, dig etc. we would always find things - these were mostly kept within display cases at Regiment, the important ones were sent back to Athens.

I think that the problem with Greece, Italy etc. is that there are so many sites that there is no realistic hope of excavating everything we know of. Which is kind of sad, but it is what it is I suppose.

All the best,
sotirios

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Brock H
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I hope they uncover an extensive archive! We need texts!
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