Revisiting the Ancient Port at Kommos
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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James Wright, Director of University of Toronto Excavations at Kommos in Southern Crete, discusses the prehistoric port at Kommos. One of the ancient Mediterranean’s major harbors, Kommos is undergoing conservation with plans to open the site and neighboring museum to the public.
During the second millennium hegemony of Knossos, Kommos became a distribution center to Cyprus, Egypt, the Near East from which it also imported goods. In the Mycenaean period, Kommos’s sphere expanded, reaching Italy and Sardinia. During the Iron Age under mainland Greece’s domination, Kommos again functioned as a maritime hub and sanctuary until the Roman Empire’s beginnings.
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