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The grave contained clay sarcophagi and pottery. Credit: Malevisi Municipality.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Minoan tomb with clay sarcophagi found in northern Crete

Malevisi, Heraklion

A rock-cut tomb of the Late Minoan period (around 1300 BC) was located in a rural area near the village of Moni in Malevisi near Heraklion of northern Crete. This is the second tomb found in the surrounding area of the village Moni. The first was revealed in June 2014, during construction work of a biological treatment unit.

The mass grave contained clay sarcophagi, pottery and several other finds.

During the rescue excavation conducted by the archaeologists two large clay sarcophagi came to light, grave goods such as pots and other small artefacts.

The findings have been transferred to the laboratories of the archaeological ephorate to be analyzed and conservated.