Για Ελληνικά πατήστε στη σημαία 

Welcome to the website of the Apesokari tholos tomb B study project

Apesokari is a village in south central Crete and the location of several prehistoric archaeological sites. One of them is Tholos Tomb B. It is a stone built monument, used in the Early and Middle Minoan Period (c. 3500-1650 BC). It was excavated in 1963 by Costis Davaras, emeritus Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and then a Curator of Antiquities of the Greek Archaeological Service.

 

In 2009, the excavator kindly granted his permit to Giorgos Vavouranakis to study and publish the finds from the excavation. Giorgos Vavouranakis organized and directs the study project "ApesII" (Apes[okari Tholos Tomb] II) that is presented in this website. Its various sections include information about the architecture, artifacts and other finds from the tomb. The website also presents reflexions upon the wider significance of this prehistoric monument, especially its connection to the socio-historical processes that led to the establishment of the first Minoan palaces on Crete.

This is a project of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. It has been funded by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory, the Mediterranean Archaeology Trust, the I.S. Latsis Foundation and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is supported by Aegeus - Society of Aegean Prehistory.