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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Settlements of Rethymnon: Seeking the Origin of Their Architecture

The traditional settlements that have been preserved in the mountainous district of Rethymnon, Crete, present an admirable age-long continuity, the origin of which is impossible to be interpreted through the common, established way of thinking. In this article we pursue to reveal a world dominated by sentiment, which is a pure component of our existence, a world that remains inaccessible to myth, reason and science. Through the phenomenological thought, landscape, being a decisive factor of sentiment, can contribute to our understanding of the forms of architecture and guide any human intervention in environment.