Priniatikos Pyrgos Project

This project consists of an excavation and exploration of the environment and resources of the Bronze Age and historical harbor settlement of Priniatikos Pyrgos, located in the west-central Gulf of Mirabello area, eastern Crete.

Goals of this project include documenting the cultural history, trade contacts, and industries of the region from the Neolithic through the Venetian and Ottoman periods.


Photo caption: Excavation of houses belonging to the Greek and Byzantine settlements at Priniatikos Pyrgos.

6000 BCE through the early 19th century CE

Dr. Barbara J. Hayden, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou (24th Ephoreia, Ministry of Culture, Greece)

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