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By Kara Fohner
for The Transylvania Times 

Brevard College Students Dig Deep In Crete – Brevard NC


In June, a group from Brevard College got some hands-on experience in Crete working on an excavation site. (Courtesy photo)

In mid-June, five Brevard College students and alumni accompanied Dr. Anne Chapin on her fourth dig to the eastern side of Crete, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

There, they worked arduous nine to 11 hour days on the Gournia Excavation Project, unearthing and preserving the ruins of an ancient Minoan palace.

The palace dates back to approximately 2000 to 1300 B.C.

From 1901 to 1904, archaeologists began to excavate and conserve the site.

In 2010, the University of Buffalo in New York began the excavation process again, inviting volunteers to participate.

While t...

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