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Palace at Knossos: Reconstructed hall with columns and frescoes


Reconstructed hall with columns and frescoes
The image shows one of the reconstructed halls inside the Palace at Knossos located on the island of Crete in Greece.

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.

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