The cemetery at Fourni, Archanes, is unique not only for the wealth of its burial offerings and the information supplied on the burial customs and ritual; but also for its centuries long use, more than one thousand years, -from the Early Minoan II period to the Sub-Minoan years- as well as for the great number and variety of its 26 funerary, secular and religious buildings. It is, therefore, a genuine necropolis of great significance, as many scholars have admitted.