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
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