Magasa, Crete

Magasa, Crete

This article is about a Neolithic settlement in Crete; for the town in Italy, see Magasa, Italy.

Magasa (Greek: Μαγκασά) is a Neolithic settlement on the eastern part of the island of Crete[1] in present day Greece. Magasa is notable as a Neolithic Cretan settlement for some use of large room sizes in its multi-roomed residences.[2] The ben-and-but style of housing design with some use of mud-dried brick has been noted as similar to that found in Neolithic Knossos.[3]

See also

Line notes

  1. ^ British School, 1894
  2. ^ A.W.Lawrence, 1996
  3. ^ C.M.Hogan, 2007


  • British School at Athens, British School at Athens Managing Committee (1894) The Annual of the British School at Athens, MacMillan Publishers
  • C. Michael Hogan, Knossos fieldnotes, Modern Antiquarian (2007)
  • Arnold Walter Lawrence and Richard Allan Tomlinson (1996) Greek Architecture, Yale University Press, 243 pages ISBN 03000649

Coordinates: 35°09′6.39″N 26°11′5.58″E / 35.151775°N 26.1848833°E / 35.151775; 26.1848833

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