Traostalos

Traostalos

Traostalos is the archaeological site of a Minoan peak sanctuary in eastern Crete.

Archaeology

Traostalos was first excavated in 1963-1964 under Kostis Davaras. Davaras returned in 1978 to continue that work. A rescue excavation from April to October 1995 was led by Stella Chryssoulaki.

Along with the usual clay human and animal figurines common to peak sanctuaries, Traostalos has, notably, a female figure with a swollen leg. Other finds at Traostalos include ceramic boats and stone altars. See references for a more complete inventory.

References

  • Jones, Donald W. 1999 Peak Sanctuaries and Sacred Caves in Minoan Crete ISBN 91-7081-153-9
  • Chryssoulaki, Stella The Traostalos Peak Sanctuary: Aspects of Spatial Organization Retrieved 19 January 2006