Monday, August 04, 2008

Byzantine archaeological discoveries in Crete

Archaeological finds unearthed in Heraklion Port
30 July 2008
Athens News Agency

A section of a Byzantine wall, church frescoes, important inscriptions, a fortress that played a supportive role to Koule Fortress and tombs that have not been opened yet, make up the rich archaeological findings discovered during ongoing upgrading works at the Heraklion Port on the island of Crete.

The scheduled works will have to be altered as a result of the findings, which have been unearthed in the region of Bentenaki, while the archeological excavations will continue until early October at the latest, funded by the Heraklion Port Authority.