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Knossos Palace in Crete, Greece

Knossos Palace in Crete, Greece is the oldest ancient ruin in Crete. It is believed to originally been settled as early as 6700 BC.

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A tour of Knossos Palace in Crete

Discover the splendour of Knossos Palace, near Heraklion, famous for Theseus and the Minotaur and some of the finest artwork of Minoan Crete

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This edited article about Crete originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 238 published on 6 August 1966. A reconstruction of the Palace of Knossos by Harry Green The island of Crete, in the Aegean Sea, is barely 160 miles long by 35 miles wide. But it has an importance in history out of […]

Guide To the Knossos Palace Archeological Site in Crete: Is It a Ruined Ruin?

Here's my complete guide to visiting the Knossos Palace archaeological complex in Crete. The palace is a must visit attraction on the north shore of Crete in Greece. This guide covers the history and excavation of the palace and tells you everything to see at the site.Knossos is the symbol of the ancient Minoan civilization. It's the largest archaeological site from the pre-classical Bronze Age and Europe's "oldest city." After the Parthenon, it's the most visited site in Greece.

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Reconstruction drawing Of the megaron of the Palace at Mycenae, Greece, C. 1500–1300 B.C.E. The megaron was a large rectan...

Prof. Amal Shah, Faculty of Design, CEPT University HISTORY OF DESIGN A J OU RNEY INTO T H E H ISTORY OF A RC H IT EC T U RE A ND INT ERIOR D ES IG N Greek Arc...

KNOSSOS: The queen's megaron at the Palace of Knossos features a reconstructed fresco depicting blue dolphins swimming above a doorway.

Dolphins were revered by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and given prominence in works of art. A well-known early depiction is this frieze in the Palace of Knossos, on the island of Crete, from 3,500 years ago. The dolphin's distinctive markings were often ...