The Palace at Knossos belonged to the Minoans, a mysterious civilization that flourished in Crete and nearby islands from 2600 to 1100 BCE. Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist who excavated the site, used archaeological facts and some imagination to reconstruct the hall, and he did so by using modern materials.
As you can see, the wooden columns of the hall are painted black and red, which were the colors of some of the fragments belong to this site. Compared to the columns in Greek buildings elsewhere, the Minoan columns are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom.
Mounted on the walls are the duplicates of frescoes that were reconstructed by using the fragments found at this site.
– King’s Megaron and Stoa
– Ruins of the Palace at Knossos
– Prince of the Lilies Fresco
– Dolphins Fresco
– Griffin Fresco in the Throne Room
– Bull Leaping Fresco
– Ladies in Blue Fresco
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