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In Crete, "SE-TO-I-JA" is one of the names found on Linear B tablets, but also in Linear A when the same values are taken from linear B.

For example, "As 1516" of Knossos is a list of about 67 names of men, in three districts of the kingdom: Knossos, Phaistos and Setoia. This place name is now much discussed, but common sense encourages to see a contemporary city with a similar pronunciation name: Sitia is the most logical candidate. Near the present town, excavations of a site called Petras, confirm the antiquity of the region and an important human occupation during the Minoan period.

This site is excavated continuously since 1985 by Greek teams under the direction of Metaxia Tsipopoulou: they have found a city, a palace and a large necropolis, well documented on the following website:


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My notes of veracity :

The site of Petras, near Sitia, is the Minoan city of Setoia: 3/5

Tag(s) : #Region: Europa, #Kingdom: Keftiu

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