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CRETE WORTH SEEING KNOSSOS

KNOSSOS
Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000-3000 B.C.) until Roman times. The Linear B tablets (Mycenaean script) of the 14th century B.C. mention the city as ko-no-so.

Intensive habitation occured mostly in the Minoan period, when the so-called first (19th-17th centuries B.C.) and second palaces (16th-14th centuries B.C.) were built along with luxurious houses, a hospice and various other structures. After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period (sanctuaries of Glaukos, Demeter, other sanctuaries, chamber tombs, north cemetery, defensive towers) and in 67 B.C. it was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus. The Villa of Dionysos, a private house with splendid mosaics was built in the same period.

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ABOUT KNOSSOS
MINOS KALOKAIRINOS AND ARTHUR EVANS
THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS
STORE ROOMS WITH LARGE PITHOI
THE THRONE ROOM
PALACE FRESCOES
PALACE FRESCOES - YOUNG MAN
WOMAN FRESCO
LINEAR B TABLETS
EXCAVATIONS
THE LITLE PALACE
THE ROYAL VILLA
HOUSE OF THE FRESCOES
CARAVANSERAI
THE UNEXPLORED MANSION
TEMPLE TOMB AND HOUSE OF THE HIGH PRIEST
MINOTAUR LABYRINTH AND DAIDALOS AND ICAROS

KNOSSOS VIDEOS

Travel to Crete Video Gallery  - KNOSSOS - The royal Minoan palace excavated by Sir Arthur Evans with the famous frescoes, the throne of king Minos...  -  A video with duration 1:10 and a size of 1.803
 

KNOSSOS PHOTOS

THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS RESTORATIONS - The restoration of the palace to its present form was carried out by Arthur Evans. The interventions were mostly imposed by the need to preserve the monuments uncovered. THE DOLPHINS FRESCO - The palace had many storeys, it was built of ashlar blocks and its walls were decorated with splendid frescoes, mostly representing religious ceremonies. 
KNOSSOS - One of the famous frescos

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MINOAN COLUMNS - Coloumns on the ground floor of the Palace of Knossos KNOSSOS - KNOSSOS -

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PRINCE FRESCO - Exact reproduction of the fresco of the Prince exhibited at the original location in Knossos KNOSSOS - KNOSSOS -

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