PKey Report

PK: C1383                  TITLE: Kymisala: Vases


WGS84:        36.171436° N, 27.761773° E
                      36.171436, 27.761773      

MAP      GMAP      GHACK      BING

LON/LAT:      27.761773, 36.171436
DM'S":          36° 10' 17.17" N      27° 45' 42.383" E
W3W:             airmail.apex.epidemics
UTM:              35 S   568509 m E   4003232 m N
EGSA87:       838231, 4009236

Accuracy:     200 m.
Elevation:     299 m.       980.97116 feet
Region:         Dodecanese
Subregion:   Rhodes
  Target:    
GENERAL SITE TYPE:  Pottery

TYPE

1.    Cem.   Simpson and Lazenby [1973], 146    'There are extensive ancient cemeteries along the slopes on the northern edge of the Kymisala plain, both below Ayios Fokas on the north-east and on Mesa Vouno on the north-west.'

2.    Cem.   Maiuri [1923], 252    '..., anche dalla grande necropoli di Kymisala, nella regione montuosa dell'Acramiti, ...'

3.    Pottery.   Simpson and Dickinson [1979], 353    'Some LH vases were collected from Kymisala ... '

4.    Pottery.   Simpson [1981], 197    'Some Mycenaean vases were collected from Kymisala ...'

SITE SIZE

- Simpson [1981]  p. 196,  Size: 10800 sq. m.  '... sherds were thinly spread over an area about 120 m. east to west by 90 m.'

PERIOD (High Chronology)


1. Late Helladic: (1700 BC - 1050 BC)

    a.    Simpson [1981]: 197 '...Mycenaean...'

    b.    Maiuri [1923]: 252 '..., sarebbe venuto alla luce un cospicuo numero di vase e di suppellettile (suppellettili = grave goods, RHC) micenea ....'

    c.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 353 'Some LH vases were collected from Kymisala ... '

2. LH IIIA2: (1375 BC - 1320 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 'They (vases found in the area, RHC) range from L.H. IIIA 2 to L.H. IIIC 1.'

    b.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 353 'Some at least of these probably came from the Kymisala vicinity. They range from LH IIIA2 to LH IIIC.'

3. LH IIIB: (1320 BC - 1190 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 'They (vases found in the area, RHC) range from L.H. IIIA 2 to L.H. IIIC 1.'

    b.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 353 'Some at least of these probably came from the Kymisala vicinity. They range from LH IIIA2 to LH IIIC.'

4. LH IIIC: (1190 BC - 1060 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 353 'Some at least of these probably came from the Kymisala vicinity. They range from LH IIIA2 to LH IIIC.'

5. LH IIIC1: (1190 BC - 1130 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 'They (vases found in the area, RHC) range from L.H. IIIA 2 to L.H. IIIC 1.'

GENERAL NOTE

- These several sites were positioned by relying principally on the fine map in the website www.eulimene.eu which can be found here.

- Recent excavations here were carried out by the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, the 22nd Ephoreate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and the Institute of Archaeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Read more here.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.  Maiuri [1923]:  Maiuri, A.. ‘Jalisos - Scavi della Missione Archeologica Italiana a Rodi (Parte I e II)’, Annuario 06-07 (1923-1924), pp. 83-340., 'Kymisala.', pg. 252. Online here.

2.  Simpson [1981]:  Simpson, Richard Hope. Mycenaean Greece. Park Ridge, New Jersey: Noyes Press, 1981., 'Siana: Ayios Fokas and Kymisala', pg. 197. Online here.

3.  Simpson and Lazenby [1973]:  Simpson, Richard Hope and J.F. Lazenby. ‘Notes from the Dodecanese III’, The Annual of the British School at Athens, 68, pp. 127-179, 1973., 'Siana: Kymisala', pg. 146. Online here.

4.  Simpson and Dickinson [1979]:  Simpson, Richard Hope and O.T.P.K. Dickinson. A Gazetteer of Aegean Civilization in the Bronze Age, Vol. I: The Mainland and the Islands. Paul Åströms Förlag, Goteborg. 1979., 'Siana: Ayios Fokas and Kymisala', pg. 352. Online here.



PHOTOS AND IMAGES


Region around Kymisala, Rhodes.
Credit: Dr. Nikos Litinas, University of Crete, Dept. Philology, Rethymno - GR 74100.