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Vathypetro

Listed under Ancient Settlements in Crete, Greece.

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Vathypetro is, or was, a Minoan villa, built along what would have been the road from Knossos and the Messara Plain and Phaistos. It's thought that the villa was damaged in several earthquakes and rebuilt afterwards, but some of the villa has survived, including a wine press, three olive presses and a potters kilm, which has lead archaeologists to think this was a small industrial centre as well as a villa. That the buildings included a small shrine lead them to think it may even been intended to be a palace at some point, or else have begun its history as a religious centre.

Written by  H.T. Hallum.

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