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Historical Description[]

Knossos is considered the oldest city in Europe, lying a few miles south of modern Iraklion on the island of Crete. Its ancient palace was the center of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization. In mythology, Knossos was the site of the Labyrinth where Theseus slew the half-man, half-bull Minotaur, and the place where Icarus began his doomed flight.

British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans was responsible for the site’s excavation and restoration in the early 20th century. There he discovered the Linear A and Linear B scripts, of which the former remains undeciphered and the latter proved to be an early form of Greek. A great deal of beautiful art has been found in the ruins of the palace, including the famous Minoan Bull-Leaping Fresco.

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