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August 2019

Below are all the items that were published in August 2019.

Donkeys at Psychro Cave

Donkeys at Psychro Cave

It’s a long climb up the mountain to reach the Psychro Cave in Crete. Visitors who don’t want to walk up to the archaeological site can make use of the local donkey train. (Some animals used on the path are mules, i.e. a cross between a horse and a donkey.)

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Houses in Gournia

Houses in Gournia

The Bronze Age town of Gournia is built on top of a hill. It is well preserved, and one does not need a lot of imagination to picture what the town may have looked like during its prime: a conglomeration of dwellings separated by narrow alleys.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Early Christian basilica at Gortyna

Early Christian basilica at Gortyna

This basilica in Gortyna, Crete, was dedicated to the first Bishop of Crete, St Titos. It was founded in the sixth century AD, during the reign of Emperor Justinian (527-565). It replaced an earlier basilica of the fifth century AD. An earthquake in 620 virtually destroyed it, so that it had to be rebuilt.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Quartier Mu in Malia

Quartier Mu in Malia

A view across Quartier Mu in Malia, part of the ancient Bronze Age town that once surrounded the court complex (“palace”). The modern roof preserves the site from the elements.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

The mountain city of Lato

The mountain city of Lato

A view across part of the agora of the ancient Greek city of Lato, built in the mountains. The area with the fence marks the city’s cistern; the broad flight of steps were used as seating for people to listen to whatever was going on in the agora.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

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