img_2821 The palace of Knossos is the largest Minoan palace. The first palace was built in 1900 BC and destroyed in 1700 BC (cause unknown). A new palace was built,...
The palace of Knossos is the largest Minoan palace. The first palace was built in 1900 BC and destroyed in 1700 BC (cause unknown). A new palace was built,…
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img_2780 Circular pit, maybe used as a trash or as grain storage, from 1900-1700 BC.
Circular pit, maybe used as a trash or as grain storage, from 1900-1700 BC.
img_2781 Former houses of the pre-palatial period (3200-1900 BC) are visible in two of the pits. The pits were not used after 1700 BC.
Former houses of the pre-palatial period (3200-1900 BC) are visible in two of the pits. The pits were not used after 1700 BC.
img_2786 West facade.
West facade.
img_2788 South house, restored in the 20th century in concrete, from scant evidence. The restoration is very uncertain.
South house, restored in the 20th century in concrete, from scant evidence. The restoration is very uncertain.
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img_2793 South propylaeum, restored with a copy of the "cup bearer" fresco.
South propylaeum, restored with a copy of the "cup bearer" fresco.
img_2796 South entrance.
South entrance.
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img_2799 Wesr wing, largely reconstructed. Many clay artifacts were found there including the snake goddesses now in the archaeological museum in Iraklio .
Wesr wing, largely reconstructed. Many clay artifacts were found there including the snake goddesses now in the archaeological museum in Iraklio .
img_2801 Central court (50x25m) around which the palace was articulated.
Central court (50x25m) around which the palace was articulated.
img_2802 Throne room.
Throne room.
img_2804 East wing.
East wing.
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img_2809 Queen megaron (apartments of the Queen - modern interpretation of the location with modern reconstruction).
Queen megaron (apartments of the Queen - modern interpretation of the location with modern reconstruction).
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img_2813 Large storage jars called "pythoi".
Large storage jars called "pythoi".

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