Phaestos

2009-10-06
img_2849 The Minoan palace of Phaestos, first built in 1900 BC (8000 m^2), destroyed in 1700 BC, rebuilt as a new palace (smaller but more monumental), and destroyed...
The Minoan palace of Phaestos, first built in 1900 BC (8000 m^2), destroyed in 1700 BC, rebuilt as a new palace (smaller but more monumental), and destroyed…
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img_2857 The upper court, once next to a colonnade.
The upper court, once next to a colonnade.
img_2859 The peristyle, an inner courtyard with 4 columns on each side.
The peristyle, an inner courtyard with 4 columns on each side.
img_2868 The north wing, where the royal apartments (modern interpretation) are located. .
The north wing, where the royal apartments (modern interpretation) are located. .
img_2861 The king's megaron (apartments).
The king's megaron (apartments).
img_2863 The queen's megaron (apartments).
The queen's megaron (apartments).
img_2865 The northeast complex, where the Phaestos disk was found (now archaeological museum in Iraklio .), also with unfinished pottery.
The northeast complex, where the Phaestos disk was found (now archaeological museum in Iraklio .), also with unfinished pottery.
img_0261 The disk of Phaestos.
The disk of Phaestos.
img_0262 The disk of Phaestos.
The disk of Phaestos.
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img_2870 West magazines.
West magazines.
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img_2875 Magazine of the giant pythoi (storage jars).
Magazine of the giant pythoi (storage jars).
img_2873 Central court, aorund which the palace is articulated, built for the old palace (before 1700 BC) and reused in the new palace (after 1700 BC).
Central court, aorund which the palace is articulated, built for the old palace (before 1700 BC) and reused in the new palace (after 1700 BC).
img_2879 West court and theater area.
West court and theater area.
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img_2885 Circular pits possibly used to store grain for the old palace (1900-1700 BC).
Circular pits possibly used to store grain for the old palace (1900-1700 BC).
img_2884 A processional causeway built later crosses one of the pits.
A processional causeway built later crosses one of the pits.

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