Knossos

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an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC

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He also suppressed the evidence he had already amassed for Minoan military installations and set about resurrecting Bronze Age Crete as an unfortified idyll in the best British style--internally peaceful under the benign administration of the Palace of Knossos and protected from its enemies without by the 'wooden walls' of King Minos's legendary navy.
In the 1940s he wrote a novel At the Palace of Knossos (finally published in 1981), intended to remind young Cretan readers of their proud heritage.
Most attention concerning the structure has focused on the date of its destruction, because of importance of that event in the wider debate over the date of the destruction of the more famous last Palace of Knossos.
Amateur historians will feel right at home on Crete with its intriguing past, the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion's Archaelogical Museum.
Other must-sees on the island include the ruined palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan civilisation.
The action forced the closure of the ancient sites of the Acropolis in Athens and the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, and forced state-run hospitals in Athens to use emergency staff.
The oldest representation of the gathering of saffron flowers is a polychrome fresco found in the palace of Knossos (Crete), dating from between 3700 and 3600 B.
The first known depiction of a griffin is in a mural in the Cretan palace of Knossos dating to the 15th century BC.
The first is Crete, which, apart from all its other charms, is home to the famous Palace of Knossos.
In Crete, we hired a taxi to the Palace of Knossos for pounds 20.
Even if your idea of a holiday is to stay by the pool it's worth the special effort of visiting the Palace of Knossos.