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The
Archaeological Sites
of the
Aegean Minoans

ETANA ABZU
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives
Record 10688

Editor
Charles E. Jones

The Aegean Minoan 3D GIS Project was initiated in 2007 to produce a three-dimensional (3D) full-color mapping of the archaeological sites of the Minoans in the Aegean Sea area using Google Earth. It is intended to be a definitive geographical reference available to everyone. While this is an ongoing project and we are always looking to improve it, thanks to the many contributing scholars and volunteers it is by far the most comprehensive and accurate mapping of its kind ever made and includes the sites and geographical features listed below.


Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco Shipping Scene Restoration
Late Bronze Age (LBA), Neo-Palatial Period
Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece.

All sites are referenced to the scientific literature and have links to additional descriptive and visual information wherever possible with some exceptions. 3D virtual reality panoramas like Bruce Hartzler's Metis QTVR catalog and the British School at Athens' 3D virtual reality tour of Knossos are included. I want to express my great thanks for the kind generosity of all the contributors who are to be congratulated for making this possible. As always I would appreciate any additions, corrections, comments, or suggestions that anyone may have.


Minoan Depiction of the Ringed Islands of Thera
Akrotiri Miniature Frieze "Flotilla" Closeup Restoration
Late Bronze Age (LBA), Late Minoan I Period
The West House, Room 5, South Wall
Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece.


Instructions

If you already have Google Earth setup on your computer all you need to do is download the GIS mapping below but if not you will need to download the free version here:

Download Google Earth

With Google Earth downloaded, installed, and working properly on your computer you are now ready to download the GIS mapping file:

*NOTE: Please refresh (reload) this webpage to download the latest version.

Current Version: March 12, 2014

Download Aegean Minoan GIS Mapping

Once downloaded simply open it and Google Earth will automatically start up and display the mapping from a great elevation. You can grab the map and move it anywhere you wish by holding down the left mouse button. There are three controls on the upper right of the screen. The top one is for tilting and rotating. The middle one is for panning and the bottom slider is for zooming in and out. Just position an area of interest in the center of the screen and zoom in to see the map's detail. The latitude, longitude, and elevation of your mouse position is displayed on the bottom of the screen. The numbers shown on the right of some list entries below are elevations in meters.


Minoan Archaeological Sites and Geographical Features

Aegean - Peak Sanctuaries

Kea, Troullos 45
Kythira, Agios Georgios 373

Aegean - Sites

Chios, Emporio
Kea, Ayia Irini
Kos, Serayia
Kythira, Kastri
Kythnos, Skouries
Lemnos, Koukonisi
Lemnos, Poliochni
Lesbos, Thermi
Milos, Phylakopi
Paros, Paroikia
Paros, Prodromos
Rhodes, Asomatos Kremastis
Rhodes, Ialysos
Rhodes, Trianda
Samothrace, Mikro Vouni
Thera (Santorini), Akrotiri
Thera (Santorini), Ballos
Thera (Santorini), Chalarovounia
Thera (Santorini), Mavromatis
Thera (Santorini), Potamos
Thera (Santorini), Raos

Anatolia - Sites

Çesme - Baglararasi
Iasos
Knidos
Liman Tepe
Miletus
Troy

Crete - Caves

Agios Charalambos
Amnissos (Eileithyia)
Aphendis Christos
Arkalochori
Arkoudiotissa
Gerani
Idaean
Kamares
Liliano
Mameloukou Trypa
Melidoni
Patsos
Pelekita
Phaneromeni
Psychro
Sentoni Zoniana
Skoteino
Stravomyti
Trapeza Tylissou
Trapeza Tzermiadon
Tsoutsouros

Crete - Geography

Ha Gorge
Imbros Gorge
Kamares Gorge
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Lassithi Plateau
Lassithiotika Ori (Dikti) Mountains
Lefka Ori (White) Mountains
Mesara Plain
Mt. Dikte 2115
Mt. Pachnes 2432
Mt. Psiloritis (Ida) 2435
Nidha Plateau
Ornon Mountains
Psiloritis Mountains
Samaria Gorge
Tallaia Mountains
Therissou Gorge
Thripti Mountains
Zakros Gorge of the Dead
Ziros Plateau

Crete - Neo-Palatial Villas

Palatial Villas

Ayia Triadha
Knossos - Little Palace
Knossos - Royal Villa
Malia - Epsilon House
Zakros - House A

Urban Villas

Kommos - North House
Mochlos - House C
Palaikastro - Building One
Petras - House One
Pseira - Plateia House
Stavromenos
Tylissos - House A

Rural Villas

Achladia
Amnissos - House of Lilies
Apodoulou
Ayios Georgios (Prophitis Elias)
Azokeramos
Chondros
Epano Zakros
Kannia (Mitropolis)
Kastelli - Pediada
Klimataria
Makriyialos
Myrtos-Pyrgos - Villa
Nerokourou
Nipiditos
Nirou Khani
Pitsidia
Plati
Prassa
Sklavokambos
Syme - Building S
Vasiliki - Villa
Vathypetro
Vrysses
Xeri Kara
Zominthos
Zou

Crete - Palaces

Archanes
Chania (Kydonia)
Galatas
Gournia
Knossos
Malia
Monastiraki
Petras
Phaistos
Zakros

Crete - Peak Sanctuaries

Proto-Palatial Only

Aghia Kyriaki Gremnakas 133
Aghios Mamas Kopida 944
Anatoli Pandotinou Korifi 402
Atsipadhes Korakias 682
Demati 608
Ephendi Christou 128
Etiani Kephala 710
Gonies Filioromos 768
Gournia - South Hill 128
Kalamaki 159
Kastellos Koupa 1167
Keria 1185
Korakomouri 183
Korfi tou Mare 784
Liliano 538
Mavrou Korifi 902
Maza 448
Modi 504
Piskokephalo 83
Plakias Paligremnos 192
Preveli Korifi 371
Profitis Elias 78
Spili Vorizi 788
Tapes Pano Kastello 1067
Thylakas 495
Trochilas Faneromeni 35
Xerokambos Vigla 173
Xykephalo 731
Zakros Vigla 683
Ziros Plagia 805

Proto & Neo-Palatial

Karfi 1073
Kofinas 1166
Petsofas 231
Prinias 768
Syme 1137
Traostalos 495
Tylissos Pyrgos 670
Vrysinas 827
Youkhtas 783

Crete - Sites - Major

Amnissos
Anemospilia
Armeni
Ayia Photia
Chamaizi
Fournou Korifi - EM
Karfi 1091
Kavousi
Kommos
Malia - Mu Quarter
Mochlos
Myrtos-Pyrgos
Palaikastro
Pseira
Sissi - Kephala Hill
Stylos
Trypiti - EM
Tylisos
Vasiliki

Crete - Sites - Minor

Adromili
Aghia Kyriaki
Aghia Pelagia
Amatou Kastellakia
Avdou
Azoria
Chalinomouri
Choiromandres
Chrysokamino
Chrysokamino - EM
Chrysolakkos
Galeni
Gazi
Gortyn
Gouves
Heraklion
Itanos
Kalathiana
Kalo Horio
Kardamoutsa
Katsamba
Katsounaki
Kefalia
Kritsa
Kroussonas
Larani
Lastros
Lebena
Lithines
Lyktos
Milatos
Mourakia
Neapoli
Papadiokambos
Papoura
Pinakiano
Plakias
Poros Herakleiou
Pressos
Preveli
Priniatikos Pyrgos
Schinias
Sitia
Troullos
Vitsila
Voni
Vronda
Xida
Ziros

Crete - Tholos Tombs

Apesokari - Tholos A
Apesokari - Tholos B
Apodoulou
Armeni
Ayios Kyrillos
Kamilari
Koumasa
Krasi
Nea Roumata
Odiyitria
Papoura
Phourni - Tholos A
Phourni - Tholos B
Phylaki
Platanos
Stylos
Yerokampos

Greece - Sites

Aghios Stephanos
Kolonna
Pavlopetri


As archaeologists remove the layers of soil from sites they discover artifacts
that may offer clues about the lives of ancient people. When the archaeologists
return to the lab from the dig site they need to carefully clean the artifacts.
Some of the techniques used to clean important ancient artifacts
would surprise even the most knowledgeable NY cleaning service
http://www.cleaningservicenewyorkcity.com/services.html professional.


W. Sheppard Baird

March 2, 2008