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Petsofas is the archaeological site of a Minoan peak sanctuary in eastern Crete.[1]


Among the ubiquitous human and animal figurines found in peak sanctuaries, Petsofas uniquely has clay figurines of weasels and tortoises. Some Petsophas cylinder seals bear a male figure resembling specimens recovered at the Minoan site of Knossos.[2] Stone lamps, ceramic altars and ceramic building models have also been found at Petsofas.

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  1. ^ Donald W. Jones (1999) Peak Sanctuaries and Sacred Caves in Minoan Crete ISBN 91-7081-153-9
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Knossos fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)