"Kouloures"

"Kouloures" (HM1LSA)

Location: 714 09
Country: Greece
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N 35° 17.885', E 25° 9.734'

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Three large pits, known as "Kouloures" (rings) (Figure 1), with stone-lined walls were built in the West Court during the Old Palace period (1900-1700 B.C.). The excavation workmen gave them their name and Arthur Evans kept it.

The function of the circular pits is not clear. They have been interpreted as rubbish dumps either for all the refuse from the Palace or just the leftovers from sacred offerings. Support has also been given to the idea that they were for storing grain.

In two of them, it is possible to see the remains of houses of the Pre-Palatial period (3200-1900 B.C.). In the New Palace period (1700-1450 B.C.), the "Kouloures" were covered over and went out of use.
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Date Added Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)35S E 332901 N 3907648
Decimal Degrees35.29808333, 25.16223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 17.885', E 25° 9.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 17' 53.1" N, 25° 9' 44.04" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dedalou, 714 09, GR
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