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Archanes, Crete

The 1956 Greek-Dutch Expedition to Crete

On 30 July 1956 a curator of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (NMA) with two aides-de-camp arrived at the port of Heraklion, Crete. They were members of the Greek-Dutch archaeological expedition that - at the invitation of Spyridon Marinatos, professor of Archaeology at the University of Athens and Director of the Archaeological Society at Athens - would excavate a Minoan site at Troullos, the eastern quarter of the village of Archanes.
Documentation of the Greek-Dutch excavation in 1956 at Troullos - the eastern quarter of Archanes on the isle of Crete - was recently rediscovered and assembled (B. Wagemakers (2015) Fallen into Oblivion: The 1956 Greek-Dutch Expedition to Archanes on Crete. In Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 25.1: 1-10).
The plan, slides and photographs presented here, were made by Hendrik Brunsting - curator at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden in that time and who acted as supervisor of the Dutch team members - and Conrad Stibbe, who had just finished his studies in Classics and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam.

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