The Cave Sanctuary of Zeus at Psychro

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Author  Livingston Vance Watrous
Publisher  Peeters Publishers
Publication Date   December 31, 1996
ISBN  9042924144
Pages  115

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A study of extra-urban sanctuaries in Minoan and early Iron Age Crete. The study includes a catalogue of the clay finds from the Psychro cave high in the Cretan mountains and sacred to the Cretan Zeus. They have never been published but comprise a large assemblage of ritual objects dating from the Middle Minoan period right through to Roman activity. Watrous traces the history of cult activity at this cave and draws comparisons with other such cave and mountain sanctuaries in Crete. A large number of photographs accompany the catalogue.

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