The Palace of Knossos

20 Mar
Palace of Knossos on Crete

Palace of Knossos on Crete

A long, long time ago…

When Built:
The first palace was built about 1900 BC
It was destroyed and a larger palace was built about 1700 BC

Crete/Greek Island

A palace complex

Interesting Feature:
The columns are larger at the top and smaller at the bottom

Discovered By:
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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