The Artifacts And Artifacts Of Pottery Of The East Coast Of Crete Near The Palace At Zakros Essay

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In the summer of 2016, recreational divers discovered fragments of pottery of the East coast of Crete near the Palace at Zakros. The fragments depicted artwork resembling that of ancient Minoan culture, specific to the Late Minoan IA-IB period. A team of archeologists returned to the location to start a week long search for any other Minoan artifacts. Divers were able to locate a shipwreck where the artifacts originated from. The ship, which was named by divers as “Minos’s Treasure“ (there is no substantiated claim to be connected to the mythical King; the divers thought it was a clever name) , is located at DMS- 35°5’38.395”N 26°17’23.783”E at a depth of 20 meters. The site is approximately 1.65 miles/2.65 km from the Palace of Zakros and 341.15 miles/549 km from present day Alexandria (see attached images). “Minos’s Treasure“ was completely covered in sediment, which is why the site had not had been uncovered until now. Consequently, the sediment preserved the ship remarkably well. Divers were only able to excavate a small amount of sediment due to inadequate equipment and a short amount of time allotted to the expedition. What was found is proof for the need of further attention from the archeological community. The forward section of the top deck was the only area where significant progress was made. The ship’s hull and decking is completely intact, yet little is known about the full design due to large portion of sediment yet to be removed. A sample of the wood was

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