23 April 2024
by Alex Brinded

Mapping a Bronze Age palace in Crete

One of the largest Bronze Age archaeological sites in Crete has been mapped using 3D laser scanning.

Palace of Knossos © University of Sunderland

George Vasilakis, who is studying BSc Web and Mobile Development, has used 3D laser scanning equipment from the University of Sunderland to digitally map the Palace of Knossos.

Vasilakis says, 'As a native Cretan, it's a dream come true to access restricted areas of the palace.

'The Palace of Knossos is not only the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete but also the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization.

'Through my research, I hope to support Crete's bid to secure UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage status for Knossos and other significant Minoan palaces.'

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Alex Brinded

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