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
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