Thursday, October 15, 2015

Knossos Palace Reconstruction

Knossos was the capital of the Minoan Civilisation in Crete, with Knossos Palace as its centre.The first palace was built in 1900 BC. It was, however, destroyed in 1700 BC and straight away rebuilt to a more elaborate level. It was finally abandoned with the massive volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini) creating a huge wave, which reached Crete. It was also invaded by the Myceneans (from the Peloponnese), who used it as there capital, as they ruled the island of Crete until 1375 BC.

Arthur Evans, a British archaeologist, excavated the site (1900 AD) restoring large parts of the palace. The video here is taking it a step further, by reconstructing the Knossos Palace, showing us its grandeur and architectural beauty.

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