Phourni - Vaulted Tomb

Phourni - Vaulted Tomb

The hill of Phourni to the west of the road linking Upper to Lower Archanes, is where the most important burial ground of prehistoric Crete was discovered. The burials found until now have been dated from the Pre-Palatial to the Minoan periods. All known types of burial have been identified: grave enclosures, chamber tombs with vaulted roofs (tholoi) of the Pre-Palatial and the Mycenaean periods, ancillary buildings (ossuaries, places of worship) and paved roads.

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