Orthi Petra Necropolis at Eleutherna, Crete

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Carole Raddato
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Orthi Petra Necropolis at Eleutherna, Crete

View of the Orthi Petra necropolis located on the west slope of Prines hill in the ancient city of Eleutherna in Crete. The cemetery was used from the late Protogeometric period until the early Archaic period (870/850 - 600 BCE). A variety of burial practices has been observed, including simple inhumations, inhumations in pithos or amphora and cremations. The discovery of the remains of four females in Orthi Petra was declared one of top 10 discoveries of 2009 by the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 14). Orthi Petra Necropolis at Eleutherna, Crete. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10631/

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Raddato, Carole. "Orthi Petra Necropolis at Eleutherna, Crete." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 14, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10631/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Orthi Petra Necropolis at Eleutherna, Crete." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 May 2019. Web. 27 May 2020.

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