Friday, June 17, 2011

Full Scale Minoan ship as a tool?

The archaeological site of Kommos, a Minoan seaport town, with an early Hellenistic temple site, on Crete, is under interpretation planning now for the future public archaeological park. Would the site interpretation for Kommos be benefited by having this Minoan replica or one like it anchored off shore or pulled onto the beach, as if on route to the Kommos shipsheds?

Is it too much like Disney Land perhaps, would it be degrading from the extensive scholarship for the site? Would it be an attractive tourist amenity and supplement to the ancient port archaeological park, connecting land to sea, which is after all a significant part of the legacy of the Minoan civilization?

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