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The Minoan Palace of Knossos

Facts About the once great Minoan Palace of Knossos

Dean Perkins

on 11 November 2013

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The Minoan Palace of Knossos
Where is it and What their found?
The Palace is located in Knossos on the Island in Crete. the coordinate of the site is 35 degrees N and 25 degrees East.
It's in Central Crete and 5 km
from the major city of Heraklion
What did they find?
In Knossos the found approximately 1500 rooms were found. In the Palace the explorers found a well-like system that carries water from underground to the Palace. They also found
Many Storing jars called Medallion Pithoi
Throne Room
In the throne room Picture of 2 Griffons facing each other.
Many pictures of mythical creatures and the way of life.
Statute of a Goddess holding a snake in each of her hands.
Burial Site
Ancient Writing
In a tomb was found a double headed axe - Used for religion.
Above : The religious axe
Right : The Goddess holding the snakes
Overview of central Create
Who Made it and When.
The palace is Approximately 5000 years old. The first settlement dates back to 7000BCE and the first Palace to 1900BCE and also the palace was destroyed in 1350 BCE it was probably by an earthquake or foreign invaders, and was built again straight away but the Palace was abandoned in 1100BCE. The Palace has a myth that says the King Minos built the palace. The myth also says King Minos built the labyrinth underneath the palace to hide his wife's offspring, the farther was a bull!
Techniques and Technologies
In 1900 Sir Arthur Evans Started excavating the site with him he had two foremen and the foremen bought 32 diggers to also work on the site the diggers just used shovels and hand held items.
Many people claimed that Evans wasn't doing a good job because people thought he might accidentally destroy the site. Later on other archaeologists used carbon dating
Carbon dating is a variety of radio active dating which is applicable with matter which was once living and presumed to be in equilibrium with the atmosphere. It takes the carbon dioxide from the air
This is Carbon Dating
This is a sketch of King Minos
What Was it like?
The people of the time and place would of - from evidence could make wood houses about 4 or 5 storeys high, Made animal scarifies (Bulls, lamb etc.) which meant they had a religion and they have also found burials. Archaeologist have found coins and writing which means they could speak and have trade. In that area there can be severe earthquakes that means the people could survive earthquakes! They could make water systems from underground water systems. They would have neighbouring settlements which means trade and WAR!
The people back would of, like us had:
water system
Survive earthquakes
Roadway system
The people back then unlike us had and didn't have:
different type of transport
They had a King
Didn't have rights
They had slaves
made sacrifices
Quick video
By Dean Perkins
Map of Knossos
Sir Arthur Evans
Sir Arthur Evans is an English archaeologist who is most famous for the Minoan Palace. Evans was born in 8 July 1851 in Nash Hills in England and he was educated at Harrow, at Brasenose College, Oxford, and at the University of Göttingen. Evans was criticized for some of his work on the Minoan palace. But Evans started excavating in 1901 and had almost completed it in 1903. The excavation of Knossos was completed in 1905. He found out that the Minoans worshiped bulls. Evans was knighted in 1911. Evans Died on the 11 of July 1941.
This is Sir Arthur Evans with one of his relics
First Knossos settlement
190 BCE
This is a video of what the Palace might of look like
First Knossos Palace
Palace Abandoned
Palace Destroyed and rebuilt
Minoan Life
Made Sacrifices
Prime Minister
Search Engines
Gill, N 2012, Knossos, About.com, accessed 29 May 2012, http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/greekarchaeology/g/Knossos.htm

Knossos 2012, Interkiti, accessed 29 May 2012, http://www.interkriti.org/crete/iraklion/knossos.html

‘Knossos’, in Wikipedia, accessed 28 May 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knossos
Nave, R N.d, Carbon Dating, Hyper Physics, accessed 05 June 2012, http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nuclear/cardat.html
The Palace of Knossos 2009, Heraklion, Crete, accessed 28 May 2012, http://www.heraklion-crete.org/knossos.html
Google Images
Google Earth

A Mini Introduction to Knossos Jul 31, 2008, DVD, TMurz, <Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3M5dhMSK3A&feature=related
Thank you everyone
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