The domed tomb of

Maleme

Maleme Domed Tomb
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The Late Minoan vaulted tomb of Maleme is located very close to the German military cemetery and the historical airport of Maleme. The tomb was already been looted since the early 20th century and was badly damaged by a bomb during the Battle of Crete.

In 1966 the archaeologist Kostas Tzavaras excavated the building. The chamber was built with limestone boulders and had a maximum height of 4m. The access is possible through a corridor of 14m with walls. Impressive is the entrance, with 2m height, with a large lintel.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Tombs
  • Peak Period: Minoan Era (3000 BC-1200 BC)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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