A long, long time ago…
The first palace was built about 1900 BC
It was destroyed and a larger palace was built about 1700 BC
A palace complex
The columns are larger at the top and smaller at the bottom
Minos Kalokairinos in 1878. Archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans began excavating the site in 1900.
The Minoan Civilization (about 3650 BC to 1450 BC)
Why Named Minoan:
The word Minoan refers to the mythological King Minos of Crete
(associated with Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Labyrinth)
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