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Location DB > Greece > Crete > Heraklion > Palace of Knossos
Palace of Knossos
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created by Veritus on 3/26/2007 10:34 PM
last modified by Veritus on 3/27/2007 12:57 AM
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This is the Palace of Knossos that was built in approximately 2000 BC. It is located in the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete.
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Type: Palace
Status: Only ruins remain
Accessibility: Open to public
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Heraklion, Crete
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    The imposing Palace is built on the hill of "Kefala" next to the river "Kairatos", in a site which was admired for its natural advantages, the strong position, good water supplies, access to the sea and proximity to a large fertile forest. The forest that produced the "Cephalonian Pine" a tree that supplied the beams and the columns for the construction of the Palace.

    The site itself includes the Palace of Knossos, The Minoan Houses, the "Little Palace", the "Royal Villa", the villa "Dionysos" with famous Roman mosaics, the south Royal Temple - Tomb and the "Caravanserai".

    The Palace had been destroyed time after time and always emerged from its ruins more magnificent than before until the last time that there was no recovery.

    Excavations showed that the area was inhabited since the Neolithic times (6000 BC and perhaps even earlier) and verified that the Neolithic levels of Knossos are amongst the deepest in Europe.

    An important Pre Palace already existed on this Neolithic site as far as 3000 BC. while the first Palace was built around 2000 BC and destroyed 300 years later.

    On the same site a new Palace was built, more elaborate than the previous, only to be severely damaged from an earthquake one hundred years latter.

    The Palace now lives and prospers until the next disaster of around 1450 BC connected to the volcanic eruption of Santorini. Following this event, it is restored once more and used by the Achaean sovereign until at least 1380 BC although other city states in Crete had already been destroyed.

    After its final destruction the palace was not used again except for the "temple of Rhea" in later historical times.

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  • on Mar 27 07 at 0:57, Veritus made this location available
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