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guide to the Minoan palaces

Stylianos Alexiou

guide to the Minoan palaces

Knossos, Phaestos, Mallia

by Stylianos Alexiou

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Published by Spyros Alexiou Sons in Heraclion, Greece .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization, Mycenaean,
  • Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementStylianos Alexiou ; translated from the Greek by Cressida Ridley.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF221C8 A5913 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination122 p., 38 p. of plates (some folded) :
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20429927M

      The Minoan Palace of Knossos: years of history. Knossos was once the center of the ancient Minoan civilization—a civilization considered by many to be the oldest in Europe. It’s roughly years old, and it’s the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in the world. During its height, the palatial complex was home to over , Minoan history is divided into three large eras, Early Minoan, parts 1, 2, & 3; Middle Minoan, parts 1, 2, & 3; and Late Minoan, parts 1, 2, & 3. Thus, we learn through reading the book that a code as seemingly daunting as "EM III-MM 1A" means the transitional period going from the Early Minoan age into the Middle Minoan age.

    The palaces at Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, and Kato Zakros were destroyed. But with the start of the Neopalatial period (the 17th and 16th centuries BCE), population increased again, palaces were rebuilt on a larger scale, and new settlements sprung up all over the island. This period represents the apex of the Minoan civilization. The Minoan Lines Knossos Palace ferry was built in ; it has a capacity of passengers and can hold up to vehicles. Facilities on board include, a children’s play area, shopping centre, slot machines, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, cinema and a disco.

    Our team is small, so book your tour early Do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional information. Our qualified tour guides, can make the difference and create a unique travel experience. Explore the largest Minoan palace of Crete, Knossos, follow our expert guides as they unveil the secrets of the Minoan culture. Minoan art is the art produced by the Minoan civilization from about to BC.. The largest collection of Minoan art is in the museum at Heraklion, near Knossos, on the northern coast of art and other remnants of material culture, especially the sequence of ceramic styles, have been used by archaeologists to define the three phases of Minoan culture (EM, MM, LM).


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Guide to the Minoan palaces by Stylianos Alexiou Download PDF EPUB FB2

Excellent detailed guide- the first part of the book discusses the history of civilizations on Crete and gives background on what we know of Minoans and Mycenaeans. It then goes on an in-depth walking tour of the main palace and nearby sites, describing what's known of each room and interesting discussions of archaeological finds and the reconstructions that greet tourists by: 1.

Written both as a preparation for a visit to Crete and as an actual guide to the sites,” the book is prefaced with an account of the island’s geography, history, and culture in antiquity, and packed with illustrations including photographs, plans, reconstructions, and a map of the island showing the sites.

Originally published in Palaces of Minoan Crete. [Gerald Cadogan] This work provides an archaeological guide to the palaces of Minoan Crete.

Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Cadogan. Find more information about: ISBN. (PDF) Understanding the Minoan Palaces | Louise Hitchcock - This is a very accessible introduction to understanding the function of the Minoan palaces aimed at students and interested lay persons, based on my book, Minoan Architecture: A Contextual Analysis.

The ancient Minoan culture and palaces of Crete are covered in good guide books and there is extensive information available at the museum of Heraklion and at each site entrance.

The historical sites are well managed and thoroughly enjoyable to visit. The second largest city of Minoan Crete is built on a hill m above sea level, in the fertile valley of Messara. Sincecontinuous archaeological excavations from the Italian Archaeological School, have brought to light the magnificent Minoan Palace with its royal courts, great staircases, theatre, storerooms and the famous Phaistos disk.

of results for Books: "minoan civilization" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Eligible for Free Shipping. Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization. by Captivating History out of 5 stars About the Book This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for the Ancient Aegean, including Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean art.

The Book Palace established [email protected] (+44 20 ) Corona Virus: we are open for mail-order business info ALL ART OVER £ DELIVERED FREE WORLDWIDE. The Minoan Palaces known to date in Crete are those of Knossos (22, m2), Phaistos (18, m2), Malia (7, m2) and Zakros (8, m2).

All the Minoan palaces excavated so far are in east Crete. All the Minoan palaces excavated so far are in east Crete. Librarian's tip: "The Minoan Civilization: The Rise and Flowering of a Bronze Age Civilization on Crete" begins on p.

Read preview Overview Minoan Culture Survived Volcanic Eruption By Bower, B Science News, Vol.No. 2, Janu This largest of the four Minoan Palaces -the Palace of Knossos- was famously excavated by Sir Arthur Evans at tee ginning of the 20 th C, and the degree of accuracy of his vigorous and enthusiastic restoration is the source of debate among scholars.

But there is no arguing with the aesthetic impact of the results- the red columns trimmed in black and gold, the replicas of the frescos, the. Procession frescoe Knossos was the most important city on Crete before the Roman Era and the center of the first brilliant European civilization, the Minoan.

The palace of the city is the most visited archaeological site in Crete with more than visitors per year. The palace is located just 5km south of Heraklion, atop hill Kefala next to the banks of Knosano Gorge. Palaces of Minoan Crete by Gerald Cadogan,Barrie and Jenkins edition, in English.

Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Rethinking the Minoan Palaces ; Proceedings of the International Workshop "Crete of the Hundred Palaces?" Held at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

The Palace of Minos at Knossos is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located on Kephala Hill on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece, Knossos palace was the political, social and cultural center of the Minoan culture during the Early and Middle Bronze d at least as early as BC, its power was greatly diminished, but not.

The visitor can still see the surviving ruins of rooms, the stairs and the protective boulders that protected the palace from the Stomio torrent. The mansion was inhabited from BC to BC and belonged to a small network of villas in the hinterland of the Minoan city of Petras. Minoan Architecture: A Contextual Analysis (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature Pocket-Book, ) by Louise Hitchcock is an even more prohibitive £80 from Amazon sellers.

Based on her doctoral thesis the book attempts to place the various features of Minoan architecture into the specific context of the structure where examples. The Minoan civilization has been described as the earliest of its kind in Europe,and historian Will Durantcalled the Minoans "the first link in the European chain".

The Minoan civilization is particularly notable for its large and elaborate palaces up to four stories high, featuring elaborate plumbing systems and decorated with frescoes.

Minoan Palaces of Crete and their Functions Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. Crete lies approximately one hundred km from the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese, one hundred seventy-five km from the shores of Asia Minor, and eight hundred km from Africa.

Crete occupies a strategic position in the sea and was repeatedly invaded and periodically conquered. The Knossos Minoan Palace is surrounded by Myths and Legends.

Stories say that King Minos had the inventor Daedalus built a Labyrinth inside the palace (or as the palace), where he could imprisoned the Minotaur (a half-man half-bull creature) so that he could not find the exit and escape.Malia Minoan Palace. To the east of the modern resort is the Minoan Palace of Malia.

This is the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, built in a wonderful setting near the sea, on the road linking eastern and central Crete. This palace - the seat, according to myth, of Minos’ brother Sarpedon - was first constructed circa BC.•Neopalatial ( BC) –Grand palaces built, Minoan civilization at its height in power Progression over Time: Culture •Sports played an important part in Minoan Culture •Boxing and bull leaping-believed to be a precursor of bull fighting- were the most common •Bull-leaping was likely.