Friday, December 14, 2012


According to the tradition, the palace of Knossos was the seat of the king Minos.It  is the largest of the Minoan centers of power. It is a building complex that covers an area of ​​15,000 sq.m. Built on a largely artificial hill was the most impressive of the Minoan Palaces. 

It was the administrative center of the Minoan Knossos, located 5 km SE of Heraklion City ,in Creta island,southern Greece. 

The first palace was built around 2000 BC and was destroyed by an earthquake around 1900 BC Immediately was repaired, but a second earthquake destroyed it anon in 1700 BC.A new palace , the most magnificent one ,was built in the mid-15th century BC ,at that time Achaean leaders sat in the throne room of the palace.

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