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Mochlos
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(Μόχλος). Small island  situated on the north-east coast of Crete and south-east of the Gulf of Mirabello. In Antiquity the island was probably connected to the mainland by an isthmus. Costly finds from the Minoan necropolis indicate considerable prosperity. Mochlos was also important in Roman (remains of walls and towers) and Byzantine times. Roman containers for holding fish lie beneath the surface of the water close to the mainland.

Bibliography

H. Beister, s.v. M., in: Lauffer, Griechenland, 439 

J.W. Myers et al., Aerial Atlas …

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Mochlos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e807890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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