Throne Room at the Palace of Knossos

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Carole Raddato
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published on 09 May 2019
Throne Room at the Palace of Knossos

The Throne Room at the Palace of Knossos in Crete was a chamber built for sacred ceremonials during the 15th century BCE and was part of a larger complex that also included an anteroom and an inner chamber. The throne, made of alabaster and standing in the place where it was found, is considered the oldest in Europe. The walls of the Throne Room were decorated with frescoes of griffins, mythical beasts regarded as sacred by the Minoans.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 09). Throne Room at the Palace of Knossos. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10599/

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