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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.


(ˈnɒsəs; ˈknɒs-) or


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


or Cnos•sus

(ˈnɒs əs)

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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Ruins at Knossos (left) and Aldemar Royal Mare (right)
Rodney Grant's subtle lighting design complemented his own resourceful set, bright in primary colours reminiscent of Knossos.
This highly complex structure was built to house the half-man, half-bull Minotaur at Knossos on Crete.
These events include funerary celebrations, purely religious ceremonies, and ritual activities relevant to the establishment of social relationships in Cretan communities--as the well-known evidence from Myrtos and the new discoveries at Prepalatial Knossos suggest.
THE one thing you can't do without on a visit to Knossos is a wide-brimmed hat.
Don't miss the Minoan Palace at Knossos where the labyrinth, according to legend, was guarded by the terrifying half-man, half-bull monster - the Minotaur.
Dr Colin Macdonald, leader of the British School team working at Knossos, told History Today: `The late Hellenistic period was certainly a very colourful time on Crete.
Lawrence, a screenwriter and former reporter, visits Knossos and the palace of Minos, where he fleetingly notices Marianne, a woman from his past.
Knossos PO 44 Point (s): University Hospital of Heraklion Giorgos Dalaras.
Here we visited nearby Knossos, a vast Minoan palace first built in 1900BC and rebuilt 200 years later.
DRAMATIC Left, gorgeous burnt-orange tiger lilies, right, a fresco of the Prince of the Lilies, which is displayed in the Palace of Minos in Knossos, Crete, below left, a dark pink Asiatic variety, below right, a striking yellow Asiatic lily, bottom, pale pink and white Lilium regale.