K (burgunder) wrote in minoa_scholars,
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Minoan fortifications and walls

Given the popular peaceful Minoa theories based on the lack of city walls, I was surprised to discover that several Minoan sites were fortified. Here's what I've found evidence of so far:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripiti - has walls and is from Early Minoan II to Middle Minoan I era. Tripiti is in southern Crete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Photia - Ayia (Hagia) Photia is foritified and is from the Middle Minoan (2050-1675BCE) era. Hagia Photia is on the northeastern end of Crete, west of Palaikastro. Evidence indicates that it was only in use during Middle Minoan IA.

...heard of any others?
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