Agia Triada archaeological site

Agia Triada archaeological site


Tympaki, Greece (GR)
Hagia Triada, as nearby Phaistos, was excavated from 1900 to 1908 by a group from Italian Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, directed by Federico Halbherr and Luigi Pernier. They unearthed a sarcophagus painted with illuminating scenes from Cretan life, now at the Archaeological Museum in Iraklion.The sarcophagus was used for the burrier of a prince during the period of the Mycenean occupation (1400 BC).The main scene is a bull sacrifice and shows all the stages of the sacred ceremony. On it appear a large number of relegious symbols,a male figure playing a flute and a man playing a seven-string lyre. This is the oldest picture of the lyre known in classical Greece.
Hagia Triada, as nearby Phaistos, was excavated from 1900 to 1908 by a group from Italian Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, directed by Federico Halbherr and Luigi Pernier. They unearthed a sarcophagus painted with illuminating scenes from Cretan life, now at the Archaeological Museum in Iraklion.The sarcophagus was used for the burrier of a prince during the period of the Mycenean occupation (1400 BC).The main scene is a bull sacrifice and shows all the stages of the sacred ceremony. On it appear a large number of relegious symbols,a male figure playing a flute and a man playing a seven-string lyre. This is the oldest picture of the lyre known in classical Greece.
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@ 2010-11-28 13:55:16
Note 10 - Not within 10k of a pre-existing post of the same category. i.e. if the category is Greek Ruin then there can not be another post in the VGT database for a Greek Ruin within 10k. Use the Nearby Maps button on the map submission page.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/archaeological-site-of-phaistos/ is only 2.1 km

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