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57-06-014: Herakleia, still-standing arch of a minor gate in SE sector

Herakleia, still-standing arch of a minor gate in SE sector (Professor Fred Winter, 1957)

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57-05-016: Halikarnassos, blazon on walls of Castle of St Peter

Halikarnassos, blazon on walls of Castle of St Peter (Professor Fred Winter, 1957)

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Cycladic figurine

Formal archaeological research in the Cycladic islands goes back to the latter 19th century. Before that some of the local inhabitants of the islands, often the teachers or doctors, from time to time recorded as well as collected the antiquities that were visible. The most frequently identified materials were fragments of ancient inscriptions or sculpture. The discovery of Early Bronze Age tombs with marble “Cycladic” figurines and statuettes, vessels and other objects in the 1880s propelled further “private” or illegal digging as well as the first systematic excavations.

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