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An Update from the Course in Crete, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

It's been the ninth day already that Professor Gorokhovich and I are traveling around the ancient sites of the Minoan Civilization with our group of eight wonderful and bright students. We have already visited many sites ranging from the north coast of the island to the east coast, such as Knossos, Tylissos, Malia, Gournia, Almyros Spring, Milatos Cave, and the very famous cave where mythological Zeus was born (the Dictaian Andron). At present, we are lodging in the town of Sitia, and we'll continue exploring more eastern sites and cover all south sites during the next two weeks. Tomorrow we'll be visiting the site of Palaeokastro, and on Saturday we'll take off for the famous site of Kato Zakro.
Professor Marie Marianetti

Students Explore the Ancient World of Crete

Students pose with Lehman Professors Yuri Gorokhovich (rear, right) and Marie Marianetti (rear, center) in front of the ruins of the Palace of Knossos in Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and was home to the Minoan civilization thousands of years ago. Lehman students have travelled to this ancient island for a month to participate in two different courses—"History and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Minoan and Mycenaean Settlements in Crete" and "Cretan Geological and Historical Landscapes." Both courses are co-taught by Professor Gorokhovich (Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences) and Professor Marianetti, chair of the History Department.