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Agia Triada
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2013, The archaeoastronomical results of three Bronze Age buildings at Agia Triada, Crete)

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Agia Triada with view to west
View to the west from the villa
 
The pillared hall of the villa
Bench room of the villa
 
Close-up of the pillared hall
Close-up of the bench room
 
Agia Triada with view to west from the pillared hall
View to the west from the bench room
 
Agia Triada west wall before the pillared hall
Remains of the wall before the bench room
 
view of Mt Ida from Agie Triada
View directly to the east from the villa, Mt Ida in the distance.
 
Eastern wall of the little megaron (building H)at Agia Triada
Eastern wall of the little megaron (building H).
 
Agia Triada with view to west
North wall of the large megaron, looking west, villa below to the right

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Chamaizi
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2007b, The function of the Minoan oval house at Chamaizi)

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view of the hill with oval house
The oval house on top of the hill
 
air view of Chamaizi
Air view. With permission of Myers, Myers & Cadogan (1992:79)
 
Mt Modi from Chamaizi
Mt Modi from Chamaizi
 
Mt Selina from Chamaizi
Mt Selina from Chamaizi
 
Mt Ida from Chamaizi
Mt Ida from Chamaizi
 
view east from Chamaizi
View to the east from Chamaizi
 
view south from Chamaizi
View to the south from Chamaizi 
 
view southwest from Chamaizi
View to the southwest from Chamaizi

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Gournia
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2009, Solar Orientations of Bronze Age Shrines in Gournia, Crete)

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air view of Gournia
Air view of Gournia. From Myers, Myers and Cadogan (1992), with permission.
 
the northern shrine at Gournia
Northern Minoan shrine, Gournia
 
closeup of the northern shrine at Gournia
Close-up of the Northern Minoan shrine, Gournia 

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Juktas
(Blomberg, Henriksson & Papathanassiou, 2002, The calendaric relationship between the Minoan peak sanctuary on Juktas and the palace at Knossos)

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Juktas as seen from Knossos
Juktas as seen from the palace at Knossos
 
sections with photos
Section with photos, Juktas 

north wall of the ramp on	the southern side of the building
projecting part view from the north from Juktas
The north wall of the corridor (ramp). Projecting part View to the north

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Knossos, video of sunrise at the autumn equinox


Video taken at sunrise on the 22 September 1996.
Göran Henriksson, in Swedish, is giving the time from a radio-controlled watch when still photos are being taken.
 

Knossos
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2011b, The evidence from Knossos on the Minoan calendar; 2016, The elite at Knossos as custodians of the calendar)

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The central court from the door into the corridor of the house tablets
View of the Central Court through the door into the Corridor of the House Tablets
 
The stone bowl at the western end of the Corridor
The stone bowl at the western end of the Corridor
 
Close-up of the bowl
Close-up of the bowl
 
Reflection at sunrise on the equinoxes
The refection at sunrise at the equinoxes; note the double axe on the left.
 
Close-up of the bowl and reflection
Close-up of the bowl and reflection
 
The lenticular depression in the wall where the reflection appears
The lenticular depression in the wall where the reflection sppears
 
Close-up of the reflection
Close-up of the reflection
 
Sunrise at the equinoxes in a 4-year cycle, 1996-1999 BCE
Sunrise at the equinoxes in a four-year cycle
 
The Ailias ridge opposite the south-east house
The Ailias ridge opposite the south-east house
 
The pillar crypt of the south-east house from the east
View from the east of the pillar crypt in the south-east house
 
The pillar crypt of the south-east house from the southwest
View from the southwest of the pillar crypt in the south-east house

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Malia
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2005b, Some problems in Minoan archaeoastronomy)

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Malia, view to the east from the central court
View to the east from the pillar crypt. The sun rose one moon month after the autumn equinox in the dip formed by the overlapping of two mountains,
just opposite the middle of the pillar crypt and over the altar in the Central Court.
 
Malia, view to the east from the grand staircase
View to the east from the grand staircase.
 
Malia, view to the southeast from the central court
View to the southeast from the Central Court
 
View of Mt Selina to the south
View of Mt Selina to the south
 
view to the northeast
View to the northeast from the Central Court
 
The kernos
The kernos in the Central Court
 
The megaron built on the ruins of the palace
The megaron built on the palace ruins in the north wing
 
The north wall of the megaron
The north wall of the megaron
 
The sea horizon from the megaron
The sea horizon from the megaron

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Modi
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2011a, Archaeoastronomical investigation of the peak sanctuary on Modi)

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Wall AB of the peak sanctuary looking towards A
Wall AB of the peak sanctuary looking towards A
 
Black and white photo of Wall AB looking towards A
Black and white photo of Wall AB looking towards A
 
Black and white photo of Wall AB looking towards B
Black and white photo of Wall AB looking towards B
 
Modi from Traostalos
Modi from Traostalos
 
Petsophas and Simodi from Modi
Petsophas and Simodi from Modi
 
Petsophas from Modi
Petsophas from Modi

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Petsophas
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 1997-1998, Petsophas and the summer solstice; 1996, Evidence for Minoan astronomical observations from the peak sanctuaries on Petsophas and Traostalos)

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Corner C of the peak sanctuary. The wall CE was oriented very nearly to sunrise at the summer 
	solstice in 2000 BCE.
Corner C of the peak sanctuary. The wall CE was oriented very nearly to sunrise at the summer solstice in 2000 BCE.
 
angle ABC of the peak sanctuary
Angle ABC of the peak sanctuary
 
View to the east from Petsophas
View to the east from Petsophas. The east end of the wall CE is to the left.
 
View to the north from Petsophas
View to the north from Petsophas.
 
View of the peak of Simodi to the south of Petsophas
View of the peak of Simodi to the south.
 
View of the peak of Traostalos to the south of Petsophas
View of the peak of Traostalos to the south. 

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Phaistos
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2007a, Orientations of the Minoan palace at Phaistos in Crete)

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Aerial view of the palace at Phaistos
Aerial view of the palace. From Myers, Myers and Cadogan (1992:237), with permission.
 
View to the west from the palace at Phaistos
View to the west.
 
View to the north from the palace at Phaistos
View to the north from the west side of the central court.
 
View to the east from the palace at Phaistos
View to the east.
 
Change in orientation of the west side of the central court
Change in orientation between the west side of the central court and the west wall of the palace. 

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Philioremos
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2008, Orientations at the Minoan peak sanctuary on Philioremos near Gonies (Maleviziou), Crete)

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view from Sklavokampos
Philioremos from Sklavokampos.1996
 
Philioremos from the peak sanctuary on Pyrgos
View from the peak sanctuary on Pyrgos. 1996
 
chapel north of room 1 of the peak sanctuary on Philioremos
Chapel east of room 1 of the peak sanctuary. 1996
 
Southwest corner of room2 of the peak sanctuary on Philioremos
Southwest corner of room 2 of the peak sanctuary. 1996
 
Part of the wall of room 1 of the peak sanctuary on Philioremos
Part of a wall of room 1. 1996
 
view of Stroumboulas to the north of Philioremos
View to the northeast with Stroumboulas in the center. 1996
 
view west of the peak sanctuary on Philioremos
View to the west. 1996
 
view south of the peak sanctuary on Philioremos
View to the south. 1996 

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Pyrgos
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2003b, The Minoan peak sanctuary on Pyrgos and its context)

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Wall CD of the peak sanctuary, from C towards D
Wall CD of the peak sanctuary, from C towards D
 
Wall CD of the peak sanctuary, from D towards C
Wall CD of the peak sanctuary, from D towards C
 
Wall EF of the peak sanctuary, from E towards F
Wall EF of the peak sanctuary, from E towards F
 
Tylissos from Pyrgos
Tylissos from Pyrgos
 
sea horizon from Pyrgos
The sea horizon from Pyrgos 

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Traostalos
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 1996, Evidence for Minoan astronomical observations from the peak sanctuaries on Petsophas and Traostalos)

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View to the south from the peak sanctuary on Traostalos
View from the peak sanctuary to the south and the geographical pillar
 
View to the northeast from the peak sanctuary on Traostalos
View to the northeast
 
The wall YB at the peak sanctuary on Traostalos
The wall YB at Traostalos
 
Vigla from Traostalos
Vigla from Traostalos 

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Tylissos
(Henriksson & Blomberg, 2015, Orientation of the villas at Tylissos on Crete and their relationships to the Minoan calendar)

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Aerial view of the villas at Tylissos
Aerial view of the villas at Tylissos, with LM III house built over them. From Myers, Myers and Cadogan (1992:273), with permission.
 
The vestibule of villa A
The vestibule of villa A. Photo by Blomberg.
 
The vestibule of villa A, from Hazzidakis'report
The vestibule of villa A, from Hazzidakis' report.
 
The entrace to villa C
The entrance to villa C. Photo by Blomberg.
 
The eastern horizon from villa A
The eastern horizon from villa C. Photo by Blomberg.
 
Looking west from the entrance to villa A
Looking west from the entrance to villa C. Photo by Blomberg.
 
The mountain Pyrgos from Tylissos.
The mountain Pyrgos from Tylissos.
 
The Middle Minoan wall looking east. The orientation is to sunrise at the equinox
Middle Minoan wall looking east. It has an exact orientation to sunrise at the equinoxes.
 
The Middle Minoan wall looking west.
Middle Minoan wall looking west.  

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Vathypetro
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2005a, Orientations of the late Bronze Age villa complex at Vathypetro in Crete)

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Aerial view of the villa
Aerial view of the villa, from Myers, Myers and Cadogan (1992), with permission.
 
Close-up view of the tripartite shrine and the pillared hall
Close-up of the tripartite shrine and the pillared hall
 
The foundations of the tripartite shrine in the foreground and the pillared hall in the background
The foundations of the tripartite shrine in the foreground and the pillared hall to the west in the background
 
The foundations of the tripartite shrine in the foreground and the ridge to the east in the background
The foundations of the tripartite shrine in the foreground and the ridge to the east in the background
 
Juktas from Vathypetro
Juktas from Vathypetro
 
Ridge in the west from Vathypetro
The ridge in the west from Vathypetro
 
Vathypetro from the ridge in the east
Vathypetro from the ridge in the east.  

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Zakros
(Blomberg & Henriksson, 2000, Further evidence for the Minoan origins of the Greek calendars)

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The cliff opposite the northern-most corridor of the west wing
The cliff opposite the northern-most corridor of the west wing.
 
View of the cliff from the palace
View of the cliff from the palace.
 

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Agia Triada Chamaizi Gournia Juktas Knossos Malia Modi Petsophas Phaistos Philioremos Pyrgos Traostalos Tylissos Vathypetro Zakros