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Archaeological site of Monastiraki

The archaeological site of Monastiraki is close to the homonymous village in the valley of Amari, at a distance of 38 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the Southeast.

Excavations at the site started by the Germans during the domination of the island in the World War II. Since 1980, the University of Crete has restarted to excavate the place and the work is being continued up to now.
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The most interesting finds are the three buildings of the complex. The first of them is found at the East of the hill to the South of the retaining wall. It was a two-storey house as it is evidenced by the remains of a staircase.

There has been discovered an extended complex of buildings dated in the Early Minoan period (approximately 3000 b.C.) which had been collapsed by an earthquake followed by fire, in 1700 b.C. It is suggested that the buildings were used as storerooms, ritual places and rooms for archives.

Based on the kind and the number of finds, archaeologists suggest that the site had been an important Minoan palace.

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