Vrysinas (βρύσινας) is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan peak sanctuary.

Geography edit

Aside from Chania, Vrysinas is currently the westernmost discovered Minoan site.

Archaeology edit

Vrysinas has yielded a single Linear A inscription on the fragment of a stone table. Miniature vases were also found at Vrysinas. Similar vases were found at Petsofas and Karphi.

An eagle talon and several boar's tusks were uniquely found at the Vrysinas peak sanctuary.

References edit

  • Jones, Donald W. 1999 Peak Sanctuaries and Sacred Caves in Minoan Crete ISBN 91-7081-153-9

35°18′42″N 24°29′47″E / 35.31167°N 24.49639°E / 35.31167; 24.49639