The Palace of Knossos. IN CRETE Where is Crete on the map?

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  • The Palace of Knossos
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  • IN CRETE Where is Crete on the map?
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  • Ancient Greece Knossos lies in the north central part of Crete
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  • Knossos is next to the city of Heraklion
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  • WHY IS THE PALACE FAMOUS? Because of the myth of the MINOTAUR He lived in a labyrinth under the Palace of Knossos Half man Half bull HOW?
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  • KING MINOS & THE LABYRYNTH King Minos ordered to build a maze (= labyrinth) as a prison For the Minotaur, a monster who was half a man/half a bull: LABYRINTH> LABRYS= double AXE Magical significance
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  • KING MINOS It is after him that Sir Arthur Evans called the civilization and art he discovered as MINOAN CIVILIZATION/ ART
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  • WHO is this man????? Sir Arthur Evans JOB: archeologist He begins on March 23, 1900,the excavation of Knossos. He spends all his life working on it
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  • CENTRAL COURT THRONE ROOM STORE ROOMS ROYAL APARTMENTS THE GRAND STAIRCASE THE WEST COURT MAIN ENTRANCE HOW? THEATRE
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  • 1.There are about 1300 rooms connected with corridors 2. SIZE: six acres 3. How many entrances? Four, on each of its four cardinal points WHEN WAS IT BUILT? BETWEEN 1700 1400 BC
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  • THE MINOAN COLUMNS 1.Different from other Greek columns 2. They were constructed from the trunk of a cycpress tree 3. SMALLER at the bottom and WIDER at the top smaller wider
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  • BULL-LEAPING WOMAN Light skin MAN Dark skin The BULL First phase of the activity: An athlete grasps the Bulls horns Second phase An athlete vaults Over the bulls back Third phase: the athlete jumps on the ground The fresco describes three different moments of a sport/activity FRESCO