Palace at Knossos: King’s Megaron and Stoa

King's Megaron and Stoa located at Knossos in Crete, Greece

King’s Megaron and Stoa

King’s Megaron and Stoa
The King’s Megaron is one of the important structures reconstructed at the archaeological site of Knossos located on the island of Crete, Greece. This site belonged to the Minoans, a mysterious civilization that thrived in Crete more than 4000 years ago.

Believing that this place was the apartment of King Minos, Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist who excavated the site, named it King’s Megaron. Using some imagination, he reconstructed it using modern materials. He also placed a reconstructed wooden throne inside this structure.

The King’s Megaron is also called the Hall of the Double Axes because of the double-axe symbols found engraved on the walls of a well inside this structure.

Palace at Knossos Images
Horns of Consecration – Sacred horns of the bull
Ruins of a multi-storied structure
Ruins of Palace at Knossos
Reconstructed hall with columns and frescoes
Bastion of the Bull
King’s Megaron and Stoa
Queen’s Megaron
Reconstructed wooden throne
Jars at “The Magazines of the Great Pithoi”
Pithoi Jars

Frescoes
Prince of the Lilies Fresco
Dolphins Fresco
Griffin Fresco in the Throne Room
Bull Leaping Fresco
Ladies in Blue Fresco

Related Pages
Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization
Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
Crete, Greek Islands, Greece
Ephesus

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