Palace at Knossos: Queen’s Megaron

Queen's Megaron at the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, Greece

Queen’s Megaron at the Knossos Palace

Queen’s Megaron at the Knossos Palace
Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist who excavated the archaeological site at Knossos in Crete, assumed the structure shown in the image was the Queen’s Megaron (i.e., queen’s apartment), although he and his team found no archaeological evidence to prove it. He reconstructed it using the existing structures, remnants found nearby, and modern materials, including wood. The Queens Megaron belonged to the Minoans, a mysterious culture that flourished in Crete more than 4000 years ago.

The reconstructed Queen’s Megaron has a hall, bathroom, toilet, and a small well. As you can see from the image, the famous Dolphins Fresco, which was reconstructed from the remnants, is mounted on the wall.

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
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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