Knossos Palace (2nd millenium BC)

Knossos Palace (2nd millenium BC)

The largest bronze-age building complex of ancient Crete was probably the centre of Minoan civilisation.

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Knossos, palace, antiquity, architecture, building, edifice, history, Crete, Bronze Age, Minoan civilisation, wall painting, fresco, relief, Minotaur, labyrinth, Ariadne, Theseus, legend, myth, Daedalus, Minos, Sir Arthur John Evans, archaeology

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Questions

  • Which island was the palace of Knossos located on?
  • Which present-day city is close to the ruins of the Knossos palace?
  • In which period were the buildings created?
  • Who lead the excavations of the palace?
  • What structure was related to the palace in the mythology (probably in the Roman Era)?
  • Who lived in the labyrinth, according to legend?
  • Which animal's head did the Minotaur have?
  • Who killed the monster who lived in the labyrinth according to the myth?
  • Which mythical king had the palace built?
  • Who designed and built the palace, according to the myth?
  • What was the approximate area of the building complex?
  • What was the main building material of the palace?
  • What could not be found in the ancient palace?
  • When was the golden age of the Minoan civilisation?
  • Is it true that the decline of the Minoan civilisation is related to a volcanic eruption?
  • Which nation invaded Minoan Crete?
  • Which word is not the name of a Greek tribe?
  • What is true for Crete?
  • What did Daedalus create to escape from the island with his son, according to legend?
  • What was the name of Daedalus' son?
  • What ’tool’ helped Theseus to escape from the labyrinth?

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