Stravomyti

Stravomyti

Stravomyti Cave is an ancient Minoan cave on Crete.

Geography

The Stravomyti Cave is 400 meters above sea level on Mt. Juktas' southwest slope.

Archaeology

The Stravomyti Cave first saw use during Neolithic times, as a refuge and burial. During the Early Minoan period, the quality of pottery suggests that people lived in the caves. Thereafter, it was used for storage and worship.

The cave may have once been a shrine to a female deity - Artemis, Diktynna or perhaps Eileithyia.

References

* Sakellarakis, J. and E. 1991 "Crete Archanes" ISBN 960-213-234-5 (guidebook)


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