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Knossos is one of the major archaeological sites in Greece in terms of its importance and interest to the visitor. This is because the mighty city of Minos and Ariadne, of Pasiphae, the Minotaur and Idomeneus, was one of the first cities on European soil, a centre which radiated the light of one of the most brilliant civilizations of Greek and European prehistory —the Minoan civilization, named after the great god-king Minos. The Knossos Labyrinth is both the key and the stumbling-block to our understanding of Minoan civilization.

 

 

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Knossos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. One of the first cities on European soil, a centre which radiated the light of one of the most brilliant civilizations of Greek and European prehistory – Minoan civilization. It was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos who uncovered a portion of author western storerooms. When he donated a few large "pithoi" (large storage jars) to museums in Europe, he got the attention of A.J. Evans, a well-funded British archaeologist, who bought the site after Crete was liberated from the Turks in 1900. The excavations that would take place from 1900 to 1902 would reveal one of the most billion civilizations of ancient times - the Minoans.


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The city of Knossos is one of the major archaeological sites in Greece and attracts a great number of visitors each year, mostly because of the famous stories of King Minos, Theseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne. It was one of the first cities on European soil and was the center of one of the most brilliant Greek civilizations - the Minoans. From what remains of this city, the foundation, a few walls, fragments of frescoes, pithoi, fallen stones from columns we can learn much about the splendour of this great ancient civilization.



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Knossos, an ancient city on the Island of Crete, holds the secrets to one of the most fascinating civilizations of the ancient world. Stories of King Minos, Theseus and Ariadne with her ball of string have long fascinated visitors. While archaeologists have never found a labyrinth, they have found rooms, halls, courts, frescoes, thrones, jewelry and storage jars which have revealed much about the ancient lifestyle of the Minoans.



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Knossos is one of four Minoan palaces that was uncovered in the 1900s. The other palaces are located in Mallia, Phaistos and Zakro. However, Knossos was the centre that radiated the light of one of the most brilliant civilizations. During the Neopalatial period, Knossos was at the height of its splendour. At Knossos, archaeologists found the finest examples of colorful frescoes, intricate jewelry, finely-made ceramic jars, as well as the most sophisticated knowledge of plumbing, and functional architectural design.



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Knossos is one of four Minoan palaces that was uncovered in the 1900s. The other palaces are located in Mallia, Phaistos and Zakro. They differ in size. It has been cogently argued that the central building at Gournia is a smaller scale palace, and a recently excavated structure just east of Siteia at Petras is evidently an even smaller one. Currently, excavations are going on in Chania in west Crete. This site may reveal an equally large-scale site.



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Knossos is by far the largest of the later palaces (surface area measured at one level: ca. 13,000 m.2; note that much of this area was covered by two or more storeys of building), Knossos is merely one example of an architectural type which is repeated in four presently known examples [also Mallia, with surface area of 7,600 m.2; Phaistos, with surface area of ca. 6,500 m.2; Zakro, with surface area of ca. 2,800 m.2].



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As McEnroe astutely observes, "Circulation of light, air, and water by means of both open drains and closed conduits (i.e. piping) is a clear priority for the builders of these complexes. Concern for such circulation of the first two leads to a plethora of colonnades, lightwells, clerestories, pier-and-door partitions, and windows in these structures, while concern for circulation of the last has resulted in extraordinarily complex drainage systems."



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