Knossos


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Knos·sos

also Cnos·sos or Cnos·sus  (nŏs′əs)
An ancient city of northern Crete near present-day Heraklion. The center of a Bronze Age culture that probably flourished from c. 2000 to 1400 bc, it is the traditional site of the labyrinth of Daedalus and the palace of King Minos.

Knossos

(ˈnɒsəs; ˈknɒs-) or

Cnossus

n
(Placename) a ruined city in N central Crete: remains of the Minoan Bronze Age civilization

Knos•sos

or Cnos•sus

(ˈnɒs əs)

n.
a ruined city in N central Crete: capital of the ancient Minoan civilization.
Knos′si•an, adj.
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Noun1.Knossos - an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BCKnossos - an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
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The next day, as I stretched out on the sun lounger on the top deck with the strains of a jazz band playing in the bar beneath me and a seagull eyeing my plate of calamari, I reminisced about that day's visit to Knossos, the ancient Cretan site which was home to the Minoan civilization and the mythical minotaur.
At the Palace of Knossos, you can learn about a pre-Greek Indus Valley Civilization culture and the principal oceanic power in the Mediterranean.
1900: Sir Arthur Evans uncovered the ancient city of Knossos, Crete.
FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit the ancient site of Knossos on the southern Greek island of Crete.
Synopsis: In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate, confusing structure specifically designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos.
The couple originally arrived at Knossos archaeological site where Prof John Bennet, director of the British School at Athens, gave them a tour of the area.
The couple originally arrived at Knossos archaeological site where Professor John Bennet, director of the British School at Athens, gave them a tour of the area.
In 2007, Goldberg painted Knossos, where, according to Greek myth, King Minos commissioned the archetypal artist-genius Daedalus to build a labyrinth.
He has been kind enough to sketch out two options: An eight-day tour with a close focus on Waugh, The Sword of Honour, and the Battle of Crete; and an eleven-day tour which also includes the other literature of wartime Crete (Xan Fielding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Moss, Dilys Powell), and the major Minoan site (Knossos) and museum (the Heraklion Archaeological Museum).
The Winged Girl of Knossos reprints a Newbery Honor middle grade novel originally published in 1934.
Excursion to Elounda with boat trip and entrance to Spinalonga island; visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos; visit to Heraklion; excursion to Southern Crete including Preveli Monastery, Lake Kournas, the Kotsifou Gorge and Argiroupolis ?