Troullos (also Trullos, Godart & Olivier abbreviation: TL) is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement on Crete. The Troullos site is the eastern-most section of the ancient settlement at Archanes.
Trullos was first excavated by Sir Arthur Evans, later by Spyridon Marinatos and most recently by J. and E. Sakellarakis.
The site was in use from Middle Minoan II until late Minoan I.
Middle Minoan II, Middle Minoan III and Late Minoan I multiple-storeyed buildings
Late Minoan I house, including a light-well
Clay-brick partition walls (building internals)
Ashlar walls (building internals)
Wall-paintings on plaster
Among the movable artefacts at Troullos:
Polychrome Kamares ware
Tripod offering tables
The Archanes Ladle, a translucent alabaster ladle with Linear A inscriptions labelled TLZa1 by Godart and Olivier - discovered by Evans and believed to be from within Middle Minoan III-Late Minoan IA (A stunning photograph of this piece is available in Sakellarakis' guidebook to Archanes)
Ritual steatite axe
Stone bird's nest vases
Porphyrite conical rhyton
Two bull's head rhytons
- Sakellarakis, J. and E. 1991 Crete Archanes ISBN 960-213-234-5 (guidebook)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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