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Krioneri (Misiryou) 2741 hits

Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Chonos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or Misr: Egypt) and Vrisidio or Magassa. The road to these villages passes through Roussa Ekklisia. Prehistoric tombs were found at Langos in the Mitato district, and on the summit of the hill Modi (539m) which also belongs to the community. Mitato Mitato Mitato An open-air peak sanctuary was excavated in 1971. This had not been plundered and many votive offerings were found, including a lot of bronze votive knives. Traces of a building were also located. Nowadays, because of the high mountain climate (590m above see level), fewer and fewer people live permanently in these villages; most of the former inhabitants spend the greater part of the year in Palekastro or Sitia Mitato Mitato From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Arcaeologist,1983

 
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Xerolimni 2693 hits

Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Chonos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or Misr: Egypt) and Vrisidio or Magassa. The road to these villages passes through Roussa Ekklisia. Prehistoric tombs were found at Langos in the Mitato district, and on the summit of the hill Modi (539m) which also belongs to the community. Mitato Mitato Mitato An open-air peak sanctuary was excavated in 1971. This had not been plundered and many votive offerings were found, including a lot of bronze votive knives. Traces of a building were also located. Nowadays, because of the high mountain climate (590m above see level), fewer and fewer people live permanently in these villages; most of the former inhabitants spend the greater part of the year in Palekastro or Sitia Mitato Mitato From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Arcaeologist,1983

 

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Roussa Ekklesia 2674 hits

Analysis of votives from a sanctuary site near Roussa Ekklesia village in east Crete, Lassithi prefecture, sheds valuable light on archaic, classical, and Hellenistic cult practices. Part 1 of this study, (an excerpt is the present article), presents a large collection of terracotta plaques and figurines from the sanctuary (ca. 630–450 B.C.E.).

Part 2, to appear in a forthcoming issue of the AJA, will deal with a mostly later assemblage of lamps and pottery (ca. 500–150). These assemblages span a critical period in Cretan religious history and mark a transition from an orientalizing to a classical form of worship. Discussion here focuses on the art historical and religious significance of the terracotta plaques and figurines as well as the political dimensions of cult. The iconography of the plaques hints at male rite of passage ceremonies at a simple spring sanctuary of a goddess charged with natural fertility and human growth. She is depicted in the seventh century as a frontal nude crowned by a polos, an assimilation of a Near Eastern type. It is argued that Roussa Ekklesia functioned as a territorial marker for the state of Praisos, with the beginning of cult activity coinciding with the rise of this polis as a regional power. This study also examines the impact of representational styles as constituents of civic and ethnic identity.

One aim of this study-article is to establish preliminary chronologies for local lamps based on shape, decoration, and other stylistic features. Another aim is to track religious history: this assemblage documents a transition from an archaic to a classical form of worship. Whereas symbolic offerings with representational imagery are the chief manifestations of cult in the Archaic period, Classical and Hellenistic worshipers at Roussa Ekklesia left utilitarian objects, hinting at a wider range of sanctuary activities. These collective rituals featured light at nocturnal ceremonies and libation offerings to a goddess charged with natural and human fertility.

 


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Chonos 2657 hits


Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Chonos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or Misr: Egypt) and Vrisidio or Magassa. The road to these villages passes through Roussa Ekklisia. Prehistoric tombs were found at Langos in the Mitato district, and on the summit of the hill Modi (539m) which also belongs to the community. Mitato Mitato Mitato An open-air peak sanctuary was excavated in 1971. This had not been plundered and many votive offerings were found, including a lot of bronze votive knives. Traces of a building were also located. Nowadays, because of the high mountain climate (590m above see level), fewer and fewer people live permanently in these villages; most of the former inhabitants spend the greater part of the year in Palekastro or Sitia Mitato Mitato From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Arcaeologist,1983

 

Chonos is one of the almost abandoned villages of the mountain zone that has preserved the local architecture with stone, dry stone buildings. 

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Mitato 2630 hits

Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Chonos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or Misr: Egypt) and Vrisidio or Magassa. The road to these villages passes through Roussa Ekklisia. Prehistoric tombs were found at Langos in the Mitato district, and on the summit of the hill Modi (539m) which also belongs to the community. Mitato Mitato Mitato An open-air peak sanctuary was excavated in 1971. This had not been plundered and many votive offerings were found, including a lot of bronze votive knives. Traces of a building were also located. Nowadays, because of the high mountain climate (590m above see level), fewer and fewer people live permanently in these villages; most of the former inhabitants spend the greater part of the year in Palekastro or Sitia Mitato Mitato From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Arcaeologist,1983